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 Same procedure to cancel your blog unless its outdated because of its content.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.

DO YOU WANT MORE BEE COLONIES?

 From: Kim Robertson <qdqd@mac.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 7:33 PM
Subject: Ordering Nucs thru the SJCBA Bee Club

 

Do you need Bees??? 

Just let me know. Please put Nucs” in the subject box if you email me.


This years club discount price for Nucs is $165.00 per nuc if we meet the minimum of 50 nucs. This is a great deal. It’s the same price as last year. Club discount is for members in good standing only (that means your dues must be paid for 2019). 

We buy the nucs from Jester’s Bees in Mims, Florida. Nucs have total of 5 frames, and include an unmarked laying Italian queen. The nuc box is corrugated plastic reusable box. They will be ready for us by March 15. If they have some cove available before that, they will let me know. I will let everyone know when they are going to arrive. You will be able to pick them up at the ag center. 

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/