Brevard Backyard Beekeepers, Inc.

Brevard Backyard Beekeepers

Next meeting: Thursday, March 7, 2024 @ 6:15 pm

(For your information, April 4, 2024 and May 4, 2024 are the next General Membership meeting dates. Whereas, March 9 and March 30 are Day in the Bee Yard TENTATIVE dates.)

Next Day in the Bee Yard: February 10, 2023 at 10 am, weather dependent. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for cancellation notices.

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

Check out our Resources page for the latest guide in nutrition from the Honey Bee Health Coalition.

Congratulations to club member Mercedes Dullum for winning the free 2024 March Bee College Ticket at the February raffle. Have a great time and learn lots. You can still register, just click this link to register through Eventbrite (Spring 2024 UF/IFAS Bee College).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2024-ufifas-bee-college-tickets-705522505807?aff=oddtdtcreator

Congratulations to club member and VP Todd Snyder for winning the February Photo of the Month contest with his entry “Vogue” bee. Get your pictures for March and April to susan.gotwals@gmail.com.

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 the 23-24 Leadership Team installed at the May Annual Meeting:

President: Joe Cardali

Vice-President: Todd Snyder

Secretary: Matt Thompson

Treasurer: Carla Matthews

Merchandise Manager: Katy Reeves

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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