BEEKEEPING IN THE PANHANDLE
9th Annual Conference
Friday & Saturday, May6th and 7th
The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is proud to offer
The 9th Annual Beekeepers Conference
This Year’s Event Features:
- Hands-On Open Hive Experiences
- Presentations on the Latest in Research-Based Beekeeping Management Practices
- Beginner and Intermediate & Interaction with Expert Beekeepers
- Honey Tasting Contest
- Hive Products, Door Prizes and More
Friday & Saturday, May 6th and 7th 2022
UF/IFAS Extension Washington County Office,
1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428
9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
Registration: Includes Lunch, Refreshments, Publications, Door Prize Tickets, & Educational Sessions
- $35 for One Day or $55 for Both Days per Person
- $15 for each day, children age 12 and under
2022 BEEKEEPING IN THE PANHANDLE AGENDA
|Time||Friday Morning||Saturday Morning|
|9:00-9:15am||Opening & Welcome – Matthew Orwat, Ray Bodrey and Ashely
|Opening & Welcome – Matthew Orwat, Ray Bodrey and Ashely
|9:15-10:15am||Keynote David Westervelt – State of the Florida Beekeeping Industry Address||Keynote David Westervelt – Bees Beyond Borders Program|
|10:15-10:30am||Meet Vendors and Networking||Meet Vendors and Networking|
|10:30-11:15pm||New Research Projects Research at the UF Bee Lab – Amy Vu||New Research Projects Research at the UF Bee Lab – Amy Vu|
|11:15-12:00pm||Queen Research and Breeding – Kaylin Kleckner – UF Bee Lab||Queen Research and Breeding – Kaylin Kleckner – UF Bee Lab|
|12:00-1:30pm||Lunch and Smoker Lighting Contest||Lunch and Smoker Lighting Contest|
Afternoon Outdoor Sessions
|Time||Friday Sessions||Saturday Sessions|
|1:30-2:20pm||Beekeeping 101 Open Hive – Logan Cutts||Beekeeping 101 Open Hive – Logan Cutts|
|2:20-3:10pm||Bee Safety and Handling – Jimmy Davis||Bee Safety and Handling – Jimmy Davis|
|3:10-4:00pm||Counting Mites Hive Demo – Jeff Pippin||Counting Mites Hive Demo – Jeff Pippin|
Afternoon Indoor Sessions
|Time||Friday Sessions||Saturday Sessions|
|1:30-2:20pm||Verroa Mite Control – Worrel Diedrick – FAMU Bee Research||Bee Nutrition – Worrel Diedrick – FAMU Bee Research|
|2:20-3:10pm||Pollinator Plants for Bees – Matthew Orwat, Ray Bodrey, Ashley Stonecipher – UF / IFAS Extension||Pollinator Plants for Bees – Matthew Orwat, Ray Bodrey, Ashley Stonecipher – UF / IFAS Extension|
|3:10-4:00pm||Crop Pollination With Bees||Crop Pollination With Bees|
Q&A Session and Door Prizes 4:00-5:00pm – Main Auditorium
HONEY TASTING CONTEST
HONEY TASTING CONTEST – By the Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association
The Mission of the Honey Tasting Contest is threefold. First, to introduce Honey as a Quality Marketable Product. Second, to expose the different varieties of Honey in our surrounding areas. Third, to demonstrate each variety has a unique flavor. Most of all, it is to pique Beekeepers’ interest in becoming involved with and participating in future Honey Shows.
RULES OF ENTRY
Registration is between 7:30 am to 9:00 am on Friday, 6 May 2022. Once registration is closed, further registration will not be allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Participants can submit up to six entries.
Entries must be in a one-pound clear, plastic squeeze bottle with a squeeze top spout. No identifying markings or labels are allowed.
AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION
Participants will complete registration in the UF/IFAS Extension Small Classroom with a Contest Helper.
Participants will be charged (Cash Only) dependent upon the amount of Honey Entries submitted:
- $5 for up to three entries
- $10 for four to six entries
Participants must fill out an Entry Form for each of their Entries. The Entry Form (provided onsite) will consist of:
- Participant’s Name
- Variety of Honey
- The area where Honey was collected
- Participant’s Address
- Participant’s Phone Number
- Participant’s Email
The Participant will repeat this procedure for each of their Honey Entries.
The Contest Helper will place the Entry Form and the Honey Entry into a Brown Bag.
Conference attendees will be your Judges. Honey Entries will be JUDGED ON FLAVOR ALONE!
Registered conference attendees will receive a Honey Tasting Voting Ticket. YOU MUST HAVE A HONEY TASTING VOTING TICKET TO VOTE AND ONLY ONE VOTE PER PERSON. All vendors and volunteers wishing to vote must register as a Conference Attendee to receive a Honey Tasting Voting Ticket.
Judging will START at 9:30 am on Friday, 6 May 2022, and will END at 3:10 on Saturday, 7 May 2022.
All Entries will be LOCKED in the Small Classroom when judging ends on Friday, 6 May 2022, until judging starts on Saturday, 7 May 2022.
If you choose NOT to vote or lose your ticket, you forfeit your vote.
First, Second, and Third place winners are determined by the number of votes each Honey Entry receives. Winners will be announced before the Q&A Session.
After the winners are announced all Honey Entries, with the Participant’s Entry Form, will be displayed in the Small Classroom.
The Participants may pick up their Ribbons and remaining Honey at 5:00 pm Saturday, 7 May 2022.
To sample a Honey Entry, tell the Contest Helper the number you wish to taste. The Contest Helper will then squeeze Honey onto a spoon for tasting. ONLY THE CONTEST HELPERS MAY TOUCH THE BROWN BAGS!
You may taste the Honey Entries as many times as needed throughout the two days of the Conference to determine your vote. You may vote at any time during the Judging Hours.
Write the number of the Honey you prefer on your Voting Ticket. Fold the Voting Ticket in half and place it into the Voting Container. Once your voting ticket is in the Voting Container, your vote is FINAL.
NO LATE VOTES WILL BE ADMITTED!
For further questions contact Sunshine at (509) 548-9289.