Florida State Beekeepers Conference | West Palm Beach

This weekend was all about the european honey bees at the 94th Annual Florida State Beekeepers Association Conference hosted by the Palm Beach Beekeepers Assoc in West Palm Beach, FL, who did a fabulous job.

Highlights included Dr. Jamie Ellis kicking off the conference on Friday morning with a presentation on the Honeybee Research at the University of Florida and later going through hives on the roof top apiary.

IMG_5712


 

On Sunday, Michael Bush of Bush Farms finished things off with his Queen Rearing presentation as well as lunch presentation on Natural Beekeeping. IMG_5719


 

In between we had lots of commercial beekeepers presenting on pollination (Dave Hackenberg, David Mendes, and Bob Harvey) and queen rearing (Dave Miska),  Dr. Wardell on nutrition, some backyarders on Top Bar Hives, Florida bee plants, and so much more.  FDACS was well-represented with most of the apiary division there, incl David Westervelt. So much to see and hear, so little time 🙂

Can’t wait to go again next year and I hear it will be hosted by Palm Beach Beekeepers again….keep up the good work!

Advertisements