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.

April 17th next  Meeting 
We are back at the Polk County Ag Center
1702 S Holland Parkway, Bartow

Want to learn how to keep Honeybees yourself?  
Come join us on
May 20, 2023
for our

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Adults $40.-
11-18 $25.-
10 and under free with paying adult.
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WORKDAY March 25
Meet at 9:30am at address below
4305 US Hwy 17 South, Bartow

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 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 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! 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