Honey Tasting Event at UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agent Ken Gioeli and UF/IFAS IRREC Assistant Professor, Dr. Nicole Quinn, for an informative honey tasting event. This event will take place on August 15, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. in room 219 at the UF/IFAS Indian River REC. Registration is not required.  This program is free-of-charge.

National Honey Bee Day is celebrated the 3rd Saturday of August. What better way to celebrate the services provided by these amazing pollinators than by having a honey tasting event.  Did you know the flavor profiles of honey can differ greatly based on the plants the bees visit?  Honey varieties to taste during this event will include avocado, mangrove, mango and Florida orange blossom.  Honey will not be sold during the event.

According to UF/IFAS EDIS Publication “The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees”, honey bees consume processed nectar (honey) and pollen (bee bread), both of which are provided by flowers. Nectar, which bees convert to honey, serves as the primary source of carbohydrates for the bees. It provides energy for flight, colony maintenance, and general daily activities.

Join us and learn about honeybees by participating in the UF honey tasting event.

Tasty and nutritious, Florida honey is popular with consumers around the world. (UFIFAS photo by Josh Wickham)

An Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Andra Johnson, Dean and Director. Single copies of UF/IFAS Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county UF/IFAS Extension offices.


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Posted: June 28, 2024

Event Details

Start:  15-Aug-2024 at 11:30:00
End:  15-Aug-2024 at 12:30:00

Event Series Details:  Not available
Contact:  ktgioeli@ufl.edu
Event Link:  Not available
Event Location:  2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL, USA

Category: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Horticulture, Home Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: #bee, Honey, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Day

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