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Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: January


January 1, 2024

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in January: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: September


September 1, 2023

Management practices for your apiary in September: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

How it Happened: Honey Bee Research & Extension Laboratory Building


August 21, 2023

What do crops like blueberries, watermelon, avocados, almonds, cucumbers, apples, cherries and pumpkins all have in common? They, and many other fruits and vegetables, depend on honey bee pollination to grow. Without honey bees, this nutrient-dense ... READ MORE

Category: , UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Bee Lab, Florida State Beekeepers Association, Go Greater, HBREL, Honey Bees, How It Happened, Philanthropy, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida
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Five ways to help honey bees


August 17, 2023

National Honey Bee Day is August 19, and there are many ways to support the powerhouse pollinators. “Honey bees are critically important to our food supply,” said Amy Vu, UF/IFAS Extension state specialized agent in the Honey Bee Research ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes
Tags: Amy Vu, Gardening, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, National Honey Bee Day, World Honey Bee Day

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: August


July 25, 2023

Honey beekeeping management practices for your Florida apiary in August: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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Immune-boosting therapy helps honey bees resist deadly viruses

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June 29, 2023

Scientists have successfully tested a novel way of boosting honey bees’ immune systems to help them fend off deadly viruses, which have contributed to the major losses of the critical pollinator globally. In a new study, the research team, ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniel Swale, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Entomology And Nematology, Honey Bees, News
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These Florida 4-H members’ businesses are buzzing

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April 4, 2023

In a region of Florida famous for its honey, two entrepreneurial 4-H youth are turning their love of beekeeping into small but growing businesses. Gulf County residents Emily Flowers, 12, and Zeke Cooper, 13, began keeping their own hives ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Livestock
Tags: Anitra Mayhann, Bee College, Emily Flowers, Gulf County, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, News, Zeke Cooper

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