©2020 BY APALACHEE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION. PROUDLY CREATED WITH WIX.COM

Serving the Beekeeping Community
in Northern Florida & Southern Georgia

APALACHEE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES YOU

ABOUT US

Apalachee Beekeepers Association is a fast-growing beekeeping organization in the North Florida area. Membership is for all beekeepers in the North Florida and South Georgia region, from commercial to the backyard hobbyist. Most of our members are hobbyists. All of our members are outstanding.

Our spring Introduction to Beekeeping Short Course program is always a huge success and

a great way to get started. We are very fortunate to have an active group of experienced beekeepers willing and able to share their knowledge and skills to the "new-bees."
 

Join us, if you’re not already a member.

An annual family membership is only $30 and includes many wonderful benefits. Fill out this form and pay your dues here.

APRIL NEWS ABOUT NUCS FOR NEWBEES -- AND YOU!

ABA has nucs available now. First come, first serve. The cost is $150 and can be paid at this link.

 

Nucs offered for sale under this program are a 5 frame nuc with a new 2020 laying queen with 5 drawn deep frames with bees, brood and food stores. Nucs have been treated for mites and have small hive beetles under control. (One Apivar strip and one beetle blaster.)

 

If you ordered your nuc at the Short Course, you'll get an email later in April with the pick-up date and location.

 

All nuc information regarding pick up and location will be handled by email. Please provide a good phone number and email when ordering or send an email:  Leah Steele via email   with any  questions.

WHAT WE DO

Come  Join In

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Stay Up to Date

Monthly meeting topic, date, time, and location are listed in the upcoming events page. Monthly meetings consist of a brief business meeting, followed by a regular educational program with a great line-up of expert and outside speakers. Our Association offers hands-on teaching at club hives by appointment. When you become a member, you'll have access to the "members" section of this website and enjoy many other benefits. Pay annual dues $30 (Jan-Dec) at this link.

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MENTOR/MENTEE OPPORTUNITIES

Learning by Doing

Whether you have your own hives, or you are still waiting to jump in completely, you can start learning-by-doing in our mentor/mentee pairing program. The first step is to become an ABA Member.  Then, attend our spring Intro to Beekeeping Short Course program where you will gain the requisite knowledge to be a safe and effective beekeeper. Lastly, it's important that you attend our regular monthly meetings where you will get to know the members in your area and learn all about the local blooms, honey flows,  pest management best practices, etc.  Veteran beekeepers are always here to help "new bees" in need!

Just send us an email if you'd like to make an appointment to meet at one of our club hives for a one-on-one lesson. 

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SPRING NEW BEEKEEPERS WORKSHOP

Growing the Bees

At Apalachee Beekeepers Association, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives.

LEARN TO BE A BEEKEEPER

The annual ABA Intro to Beekeeping Short Course will be held at the Wakulla County Extension Office Facilities on March 7, 2020. Reserve your place online. The fee is $65 which includes membership in the Apalachee Beekeepers Association (and the FSBA!) for one year, along with literature, sessions with local experts, beverages, snacks and lunch.  Register and reserve your place at the 2020 Short Course at this link.

INVITE ABA TO PRESENT TO YOUR SCHOOL OR CLUB

If you are interested in having an educational booth or speaker sponsored by the Apalachee Beekeepers Association at an event you are planning, send us an email   and we will get back to you as soon as possible!!

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OPEN HIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

Teachable moments in the hives

Since May 2011, we have had two beehives at the location of our monthly meetings. The hives were donated by Bob Livingston and he did the work on getting them in place with a nice fence. Thanks Bob!! As we transition to a new monthly meeting location, we are offering lessons at our various club hives by appointment only. Please remember to bring your veil!

By Appointment Only:

LEON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE:

Charlie McCullion 


WAKULLA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

Keith Parmer 


JEFFERSON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE:

John Bottcher 

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ADVOCACY

Helping The Community

At Apalachee Beekeepers Association, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Advocacy is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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“If you are not confused, you're not keeping bees”

Every beekeeper

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