Beekeeper lifting frame out of the box

RIDGE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

Polk County, Florida

We are a Beekeepers Club for current, wannabee, and used-to-bee beekeepers, in the central Florida area.  Our members come from Polk County and surrounding counties such as Lake, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.

Join us for our February Meeting  
Monday February 19th, at: UF/IFAS Extension Offices in Bartow
Located at
1702 US-17 S, Bartow 33830
Remember to bring a covered dish and we’ll see you there!
7pm

Seminar

We had our seminar in
May of 2023, our
next one will be in 2025.

 

Our members have a wealth of knowledge about beekeeping. Members include hobbyists, sideline and commercial beekeepers, honey producers, and queen producers. We have members from Polk County, and the surrounding counties such as Lake, Highlands, and Hardee.

Our Meetings

Our meetings are on the 3rd Monday of the month, starting at 7 p.m., and a field/workday normally the following Saturday.

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

Check the website each month to make sure where the meeting is!

We are your Beekeeping club in Polk County, Florida, there is no cost to attend any of our meetings.

However, if you want to join, the annual RBA membership is $20.00 per family, and you can sign up at any meeting.

Commercial beehives on pollination

Our “Day in the bee yard” will normally be the Saturday following the meeting normally starting around 9:30 a.m.  Details will be announced at the meeting.

Come join us to get some hands-on experience.

Soon you too will fall in love with these insects

“The day  (morning) in the beeyard was a great introduction into keeping honeybees! I was able to learn from and work right alongside an experienced beekeeper.  All my questions were answered.  I am buying equipment now and thanks to the RBA-provided info, I know what to look for.
Thank you! ”  rv 

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