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Apiary hurricane preparedness

As you are preparing for the probable arrival of Hurricane Irma to Florida, your safety, and that of your family and neighbors is the top priority. As long as you are otherwise safe and prepared, please take a few minutes to consider preparing your apiary as well. Below are some recommendations that may help your colonies weather the storm*. 1. Move hives from low-lying areas. Colonies in depressions (even those on pallets)

Award-Winning Student

Congratulations Ashley Mortensen!  Ashley has been awarded the 2017 Southeastern Branch John Henry Comstock Award given by the Entomological Society of America’s National Office. Ashley Mortensen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory studying honey bee behavior. She will be receiving an all-expenses-paid trip to the ESA national meeting in Denver, CO this year,

Beekeeper Management Calendar: August

Recommendations for your apiary in August: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here:    Additional resources: