North escambia Bee Association
President - Tim Ashby - (850) 380-2268 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Tom Meehan Jr. - (919) 7966894
Secretary - Debbie Woods - (850) 776-5731
Treasure - Sandy Pyritz - (850) 450-7261
Workshop Chairman & Webmaster - Danielle Ochsenreiter (850) 777-0087
Swarms? Call Danielle at 777-0087, we have a rotating list of qualified removal experts!
EARLY HISTORY OF BEEKEEPING IN PENSACOLA
1763: The first hives were imported to Pensacola, FL by the English in their first year of governing. (source: The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting, Ethel Eva Crane)
1773: Hives were established in Mobile, Alabama and wild honeybees flourished in the area (likely after having swarmed from established colonies.)
Circa 1792: Beeswax was an article of export in the 18th century, particularly from the ports of Philadelphia, Charleston, Pensacola, and Mobile.
1896: Honey crop failure in parts of Florida due to heavy early rains followed by a long period of drought. (source: Gleanings in Bee Culture, 1896)
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