We are an association (club for wannabee, beekeeper and usedtobee beekeepers) in the central Florida area. Our members have a wealth of knowledge about beekeeping. Members include hobbyist, sideline and commercial beekeepers, honey producers and queen producers.

Our members come from Polk County and surrounding counties such as Lake, Highlands, and Hardee.

We meet in the City of Bartow on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. We are currently meeting at the Bartow Civic Center located at  2250 South Floral Ave., Bartow Florida 33830.

There is no cost to attend any of our meetings. If you ever want to join the annual family fee is $15.00. You may also join the the Florida State Bee Association for $10.00 more if you choose to.

Come enjoy a pot luck dinner where you can meet new people, learn tips of the trade and experience the wonderful, mysterious, world of bees and beekeeping.

Next Meeting will be on April 20th, 2015!!
We will be having a seminar May 2nd in Bartow at the Polk County Ag Center 1702 Hwy 17 S.
We will cover several topics: Hive Construction, Starting a Hive, Honey Extraction, Bee Transport, Queen Bees,
Nectar Sources, Wax Rendering, Tools, Pest and Diseases, and Looking inside the hive.
$20 for preregister guest and $25 for day of. Ages 11-18 $10 and 10 and under are free.
Catered lunch is provided.
For more info email j_crauswell@yahoo.com call James @ 912-398-5095

                       Our next "DAY IN THE BEE YARD" will be the Saturday following the meeting. Location to be announce at the meeting.
 Come join us to get some hands on experience!!

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