Blogs / Services

Why a blog instead of a forum?

The difference is that in a forum everyone can put everything online. A blog must be placed by somebody who has access to the source of the website. 

 

How it works.

If you want to place a blog contact the administrator and your blog will be online within 12 hours. Same procedure to cancel your blog unless its outdated because of its content. Please add your name and contacts.

 

Contact the administrator.

Simply send an email to: waltwieser@gmail.comor a note to: Walter Wieser 320 Coopers Cove Road Saint Augustine, FL 32095.

Antibiotics for your honeybees.

 

The  University of Florida Veterinary Feed Directive system is online and  active. If you need antibiotics for your bees this is required to  purchase antibiotics, or a prescription from your veterinarian.

Now we have the VFD link: https://www.honeybeevfd.com/ working. If you don’t have a PC and/or email address then you will have  to go to a veterinarian to get the VFD to purchase antibiotics.

The Bees Are Back

 

For a little background re this program:  A few years ago, the GTM Research Reserve participated in a survey of the native bees on its property with the University of Florida.  This was the first survey of the types and amounts of native bees in northeast FL in more than 70 years.  All the bees collected were sent to UF, and shortly thereafter the professor overseeing the research retired.  Then the biologist at GTM moved away, and the bees were forgotten in a lab on the UF campus.  I don’t know of any published data that resulted from this survey.

However, recently the native bee lab on the UF campus has been restaffed, and the new staff members are bringing the bees back to the GTM Research Reserve for an introduction to them.  Many other supportive exhibits will be included in this fun, family-friendly event.  We are looking forward to welcoming interested beekeepers, gardeners and the public who would like to know more about these elusive pollinators. 

This educational outreach program is included in the National Pollinator Week event drive to generate public appreciation of our pollinator friends.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 3-4 P.M.

- University of Florida Lecture

-Native Garden Walk

- Free pollinator seeds

- Honey and native flowers for sale

- Garden Club of St. Augustine display 

At:

GTM Visitor Center

505 Guana River Rd, 32082

FREE!

Register online at:

www.gtmnerr.org

SWARM CATCHING

Our President and Master Beekeeper is also an Expert in swarm catching. If a bee colony has decided to move into your home, don't panic! Don't spray them! Call Bo Sterk. (904) 377 - 5167 Bo will catch them and move them to a new home. KEEP IN MIND: Bee removal services are not for free. It is a difficult and specialized process taking time and money to achieve a safe removal. It is a professional service. The prices vary on the degree of removal. 

APIARY INSPECTION

You are supposed to register your apiary! Friendly & competent inspectors will check your colonies ones per year for diseases and aggressive developments. Link to the apiary inspection website:  http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Bureaus-and-Services/Bureau-of-Plant-and-Apiary-Inspection/Apiary-Inspection      

MOSKITO CONTROL

Saint Johns County does everything in their power to protect your honeybees. There will be no  mosquito spraying close to your apiary if you are registered! Link to the mosquito control website: http://www.amcdsjc.org/