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.

November 21, 2022, Polk County Extension Office at 7 p.m.
1702 S Holland Parkway, Bartow

NOV 12, 2022

Bartow Honeybee Festival  9 to 4

Downtown Bartow on Main Street
We will be there to answer your questions about the
amazing honeybee and let you taste their golden nectar!
Come and see us! Any questions call 863-662-5057

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

Our Meetings

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

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.

There is no cost to attend any of our meetings.

If you want to join the annual RBA family or household membership is $15.00.

Commercial beehives on pollination

 Our “Day in the bee yard” will 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! 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 know what to look for.  Thank you! ”  rv