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2019 Honey Bee Seminar

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, in partnership with the Ridge Beekeepers Association, will host a Saturday program for new beekeepers and those considering starting a hive.  Join us for a fun day where you can learn about beekeeping and sharpen your skills!

Seminar topics will introduce everything a new beekeeper needs to know including: hive construction, starting a hive, honey extraction, bee transport, queen bees, nectar sources, wax rendering, tools, and more!  Door prizes will be offered and beekeeping vendors will be present.

An experienced and new beekeeper examine a bee

The Ridge Beekeepers Association members share their experience during the Honey Bee Semainar


Beekeeping Resources
Find out loads of information on beekeeping on the UF/IFAS Extension Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises website here:

Class Details
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 AM – 3:30 PM. Registration begins at 8 AM.
Where: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, 1702 Hwy 17 S., Bartow, FL 33830.
Cost: $25 online or via mail registration before April 1st. On-site registration is $30. Children eleven through eighteen are $15 and ten and under are free when accompanied by a registered adult.

Registration includes seminar and lunch.
Note that a liability waiver must be signed by each attendee at registration.

Register: Online with a credit card at or mail your contact information and number of registrants (please note children separately) to Ridge Beekeepers Association, Jonathan Beale, 3224 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803.

Contact: Mary Beth Henry at 863-519-1049 or

Hope to see you there!


2 Comments on “2019 Honey Bee Seminar

  1. When will the next seminar
    be held?