6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow

Beekeepers Workshop & Trade Show April 21st & 22nd

The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow on April 21st and 22nd at the Washington County Agriculture Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428.  The activities will take place from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central each day and will include lunch.

This year’s event features: Six hands-on open hive experiences, presentations on the latest in research-based beekeeping management practices, interaction with expert beekeepers, vendors with beekeeping equipment, hive products, and honey tasting.   Door prizes include a grand prize each day of a 10-frame bee hive!

David Barnes, an apiary inspector with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shows participants how to safely conduct a bee colony inspection .

The registration fee for the event is $30 for one day or $50 for both days per person over 12, and $10 per day for kids 12 and under by April 7th.  Add an additional $10 per person after April 7th or for payment at the door the day of the event.

There are two ways to register for this event:  1- Register online through the Eventbrite Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-6th-annual-workshop-field-day-and-trade-show-tickets-31848162712 and register using your credit card (a small convenience fee will be added).  2 – Or stop by your local Extension Office and pick up a registration form to mail in with your check.  For More Information contact UF/IFAS Extension Washington County at 850-638-6180 or UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County at 850-674-8323.