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Beekeeping in the Panhandle 8th Annual Workshop Webinar April 17th 2020

The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 8th Annual Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Tradeshow on Friday April 17th Online

Friday, April 17th from 9:00am to 3:00pm central time (CDT)

We have renowned bee virologist David Wick from Montana, FDACS Cheif Apiary Inspector Brandi Stanford, Bee inspectors and representatives of the UF / IFAS Bee Lab.

  • Location: Register HERE on Eventbrite
  • The registration fee for the event has been waived for the online version
  • We have  some exciting NEW speakers and virtual activities, plus retaining old favorites such as open hive demonstrations, and smoker lighting contests !
  • Contact us at 850-638-6180 for more information or visit our Eventbrite Site 


Agenda: Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4/17

  • 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction – Matthew Orwat, Ray Bodrey, Daniel Leonard

  • 9:15 – 10: 15 – Florida’s Apiary Inspection program and Rules/Regulations– Apiary Inspector Bureau Chief Brandi Stanford

  • 10:15-10:30 – Break

  • 10:30-12:00 David Wick – Keynote Speaker – It’s started with bee viruses and its come a long way since

  • 12:00-12:30 – Lunch Break

  • 12:30-1:15 – Jeffry Pippin and James Davis – Open Hive Demonstration presentation

  • 1:15-2:00 Branden Stanford – Beekeeping Equipment Demonstration

  • 2:00-2:30 – Stephen Cutts – Smoker Lighting Demonstration video

  • 2:30-3:00 – Panelist Q&A

  • 3:00 – Wrap up and survey being sent out



4 Comments on “Beekeeping in the Panhandle 8th Annual Workshop Webinar April 17th 2020

  1. I will save the date for 2020. I am a home school grandma and very interested in bee keeping, not only for myself, but for my two older grandchildren whom I home school. If you know of any future bee educational events prior to 2020, please let me know.

    Mrs. Marilyn Jarmon

  2. Are there local bee keepers looking to place there hives on other people’s property? I’m from North Carolina and am starting a vegetable garden and need all that help and advice I can get.

    Regards, Maggie