North escambia Bee Association
***Please bring a veil or purchase one from one of our many vendors before class starts.
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 - 11:30 - Installing 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
Beginner’s Course Schedule for 2019
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