Pensacola beekeeping

7:00 - 8:00 - Sign in, coffee, donuts, vendor visits

8:00 - 9:00 - Basic honey bee biology - Cameron Jack from the University of Florida
9:15 - 10:15 - Getting started - Equipment, Tools, and other gear.  Apiary placement.  - Greg Strickland 
10:30 - 11:30Installing a nucleus colony with live bees (nuc) -Victor Weirwille ​*** (Weather permitting)
11:30 - 12:30 - Smoker lighting and Open Hive demonstrations - Multiple instructors ​*** (Weather permitting)
12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch will be provided - Cafeteria
1:30 - 2:45 - Pest management (Varroa, Beetles, and American Foulbrood).  Dr. Ellis from the University of Florida
3:00 - 4:00 - Best practices. - State Bee Inspector, Jimmy Davis

Please purchase tickets here.

***Please bring a veil or purchase one from one of our many vendors before class starts.  

Beginner’s Course Schedule for 2019

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