Brevard Backyard Beekeepers, Inc.

Brevard Backyard Beekeepers

Next meeting: Thursday June 6, 2024@ 6:15 pm where club VP Todd Snyder will host an Evening in the Bee Yard from 6:00 to 7:30. Please bring your own PPE (veil and gloves a must)!!! Thank you Todd! Meet at the club Apiary and look for our signs!

For your information Wednesday July 3, and Thursday Aug 1 are the next General Membership meeting dates.

Next Day in the Bee Yard: May 11, 2024 at 10 am, weather dependent. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for cancellation notices.

For your information June Day in the Bee Yard will be Saturday, June 8.

Where: UF/IFAS Cocoa Extension Office, 2695 Lake Dr., Cocoa, Florida 32926

Please visit our page: BBBK National Honey Bee Day 2024

Mark your calendar for the 2024 Annual Picnic on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 to 2 at the Otter Pavilion at F. Burton Smith Park on State Road 520 near the St. Johns River. Members are asked to bring a covered dish/side/dessert and any other non-alcoholic beverage they choose. There will be fellowship, bee trivia, and a Smoker Lighting contest.

Congratulations to club member Denys Voytenko for winning the May Photo of the Month contest with his entry “Viera Hospital Saves the Bees Too” photo. Get your pictures for June, 2024 to susan.gotwals@gmail.com.

Congratulations to the 24-25 Leadership Team installed at the May Annual Meeting:

President: Joe Cardali

Vice-President: Todd Snyder

Secretary: Matt Thompson

Treasurer: Carla Matthews

Merchandise Manager: Jeremy Rugar

Our Mission Statement

Brevard Backyard Beekeepers Inc. is a 501(c) (7) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and foster the science-based, sustainable, best management practices for beekeeping; and to protect and conserve the future of the honeybee population. 

We provide a venue to collaborate, educate and support participating beekeepers and facilitate the sharing of scientific knowledge by advocating best practices in the management of honeybees.  We provide public education about the importance of honeybees by sharing knowledge about how to protect and conserve the natural environment for the health and welfare of local honeybee populations.

Brevard Backyard Beekeepers Inc. is not authorized to remove or eradicate bees for a private property owner. However, FDACS maintains a list of Registered Beekeepers and Certified Pest Control Operators who perform bee removal and/or eradication services. Here is a link. https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/71121/file/HoneyBeeREList%202023_Q3.xlsx

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