What: The St Johns County Beekeepers Association Meeting
When: Monday, November 6th
Time: Meeting: 7 PM
Where: The St Johns County Agricultural Extension Center
3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St Augustine FL 32092
Guests and new members are always welcome. Please join us for a fun and informative evening.
Meetings are held the first Monday of every month.
Directions to Agricultural Center More Info about our Ag. Center: http://stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu/
Keeping Quality Queens
This informative presentation will discuss tips and tricks to caring for and manipulating queen bees in your apiary operation. Topics covered will be marking/clipping queens, requeening hives and some of the different bee breeds available to beekeepers.
Rob Horsburgh is an Agriculture Protection Specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture. His specialty is Apiary inspection. He has been keeping bees for over 25 years. In addition to inspecting bee hives in North Florida for diseases and unwanted races of bees he has also traveled to Brazil, South Africa, Haiti and Jamaica to consult with beekeepers. He is also the first person to obtain the University of Florida’s Master Craftsman Level in their Beekeeper program. He has worked for the Ohio State University Honey bee lab, the University of Florida’s Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and has been on the board of directors for an organic farm.