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Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale – April 4

Load up your wagon for the 12th annual Baker County Spring Garden Festival and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping from local plant vendors, plus free kid’s activities, exhibits and more.  Visitors can also receive Florida-Friendly landscaping advice… Read More

Attract Wildlife with Landscape Imperfections

Landscape activities have already begun in our Panhandle counties with cleanup, mulching, raking, and pruning.  Our mild temperatures and days with sunshine spur us to jump into our landscape preparations for the spring growing season. This year before… Read More

Research update: Honey Bee Nutrition

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab has collaborated on research that has led to two publications related to honey bee nutrition in 2019. Below are summaries of the research and the links to their full publications. More publications from… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: October 2019

Management practices for your apiary in October:   This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. A yearly beekeeping management calendar can be found here Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) How to Quantify Nosema… Read More

Edible Bugs and Eating Insects

Insects may play a significant role in food security as the world’s population continues to grow as does the need for food. Eating insects is a hot topic and is beyond eating “ants- on- a -log” made with… Read More

Beekeeping, not just a hobby.

The incredible honey bee There is nothing quite like a the honey bee. They are one of natures great pollinators. While doing that job they store wonderful honey. They also store pollen, form propolis and they produce something called… Read More

A few tips on including flowers with wildlife value in your yard

Creating a maintaining a landscape that attracts desirable wildlife, such as bees, butterflies, and birds, is easy to do.  Follow these simple tips to get started! 1. Start small – and have a bit of a plan. Gardens evolve… Read More

May 30 – Landscape Tour and Plant Sale

Volusia County Master Gardeners will host a tour of several Florida Friendly Landscaping areas at the Volusia County Agricultural Center on Thursday, May 30 starting at 9:00. There will be a plant sale afterwards for tour participants. This tour… Read More