The Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association (OBBA) is a collective of backyard, side-liner, and commerical beekeepers in Central Florida. The club strives
to mentor novices and to serve as a resource for experienced beekeepers.
OBBA seeks to educate the public about the importance of bees and beekeeping.
Throughout the year, OBBA conducts interactive workshops in its apiary and brings in expert speakers for monthly club meetings. OBBA attends and hosts educational events throughout Central Florida.
Motto: Creating beekeepers for life
Our Mission: To educate, mentor, assist, inspire, support and promote beekeeping in the state of Florida and beyond.
Thursday August 16th
Guest speaker Alyssa Simmons, a bear biologist from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. If you're not one of our regular members, please note that no outside food or drink is allowed in the auditorium, per UF/IFAS rules. We'd love to have you join us!
Saturday August 18th
10:00am - 4:00pm
No workshop this month, since National Honey Bee Day is finally here! Come out to listen to our guest speakers, visit many local vendors, taste local honey, enjoy lunch at one of the food trucks, or simply stroll around the beautiful gardens at the UF/IFAS Extension offices! Dr Samuel Ramsey will share his new findings about the tiny parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, and what it means for beekeepers. Alicia Bronson is presenting information for beginning beekeepers of all ages.
Food trucks on site, air conditioned areas for both vendors and presentations!
Individual Membership is $15, annually.
Family membership (same household) is $20.
Donations are always welcome.
Membership not required to attend meetings and workshops.
Limited space events will give preference to active members.
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