The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is again pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in February and March. These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle, including the Santa Rosa County Extension Offices in both Milton and Jay. Classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and other state and nationally recognized experts from the University of Florida, as well as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection.
Classes are three Monday evenings and one Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and a Saturday morning bee-yard field day. Each 30-50 minute presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.
February 24: Honey Bee Biology and Anatomy
March 3: Varroa Mite Biology and Control
March 10: Honey Bees of the World and Beekeeping History
March 15: Bee-yard Field-Day – A hands on learning opportunity
March 18: Yearly Management of the Honey Bee
Registration for all five classed is $25 per person, or $40 for a family. This fee covers course materials and refreshments. Deadline to register is February 17. For more information or to register, please contact the Santa Rosa County Extension Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Milton 623-3868 or Jay 675-6654.