Pensacola beekeeping
Pensacola bees

​​President - Tim Ashby - (850) 380-2268 - taashby79@hotmail.com

Vice President - Carol Armstrong - (850) 291-6366

Secretary - Debbie Woods

Treasure - Pauline Miller - (850) 476-3220

Workshop Chairman & Webmaster - Danielle Ochsenreiter  (850) 777-0087


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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