MILTON — The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team will offer "Beekeeping in the Panhandle," a summer series of three, intermediate-level beekeeping classes.

The classes will take place via web conferencing by state and nationally recognized specialists at Extension offices across northwest Florida.

Registration for all three classes is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to four), and covers course materials and refreshments. This series will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays as follows:


Aug. 17 — "Fall Pest and Disease Management": Varroa Mites and Nosema, UF/IFAS Bee Lab apiarist Cameron Jack presenting
Aug. 24 — "Working With Pollination Contracts," Jeanette Klopchin presenting, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection
Sept. 7 — "Minimizing Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides," Jeanette Klopchin presenting, FDACS Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection

Contact the Santa Rosa County Extension Office at 623-3868 to register. Visit http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/ for more information.