What: The St Johns County Beekeepers Association Meeting
When: Monday, March 2, 2020
Time: NewBee's Circle/Demo: 6 PM - Beekeepers Meeting: 7 PM
Where: The St Johns County Agricultural Extension Center
3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St Augustine FL 32092
The NewBee’s Circle will meet at the Ag Center, in the club apiary, for an Open Hive Demo (weather permitting). This informal demonstration is for anyone who is curious about beekeeping and or just getting started with bees. If you have a veil, bring it. Everyone is welcome.
After a short break, the evening will continue with our regular meeting.
Our special guest speaker for our March meeting will be Rob Horsburgh.
Rob’s topic is 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, re-queening hives and some of the different bee breeds available to beekeepers.An open question and answer session will follow.
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.
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.