Brevard Backyard Beekeepers, Inc.

Brevard Backyard Beekeepers

Next meetings: Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 6:15 pm

Next Day in the Bee Yard: TBD

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

2024 Spring Bee College Registration is now open. Click this link to register through Eventbrite (Spring 2024 UF/IFAS Bee College).

Congratulations to club member Jon Hancock for his “Bee In Flight” winning entry to the September 2023 Photo of the Month contest. Get those photos for October to

Congratulations to club member Todd Snyder for his “Zen Beekeeper” winning entry to the August 2023 Photo of the Month contest. Get those photos for October to

If you’re tired of harvesting honey with the old hand crank….you should buy a $10 ticket for the October “Electric Powered Extractor”. Donated by Todd Snyder, it has an $1,100 retail value. Get a couple of tickets!!!!

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

The Annual Picnic was held on Saturday May 20. Here are a few pictures from the event. We want to thank everyone for attending. We had a blast! Smoker Lighting Contest Results: First place tie between Andy King and Todd Snyder, Second Place Matt Thompson, and third place to 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.