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 Novermber 15th
Univerity of Central Florida Professor Patrick Bohlen, Ph.D. 'Wannabees and Wild Bees: Adventures in Beekeeping at the University of Central Florida!' 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 November 17th
9:00am - noon
Honey extraction workshop! This is the day we've been talking about for a couple of months, and we have a bit of honey to extract! Please sign up here to give us a rough estimate for attendance, so we can have enough jars available! Note this event has a fee (normally workshops are free) but that's simply to pay for the pound of honey you'll be bottling for yourself!
All are welcome, but please note:
If you plan to visit the apiary (not required for this visit), you must have appropriate protective gear. We have a limited number of veils available but you must wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, shoes with socks that come up above your calves. We do have some gloves to loan out but if you have some gardening gloves or other type please bring them. Do not wear leggings, shorts, skirts and dresses, or all dark clothing. Try to wear denim jeans and light colored clothing so as not to agitate the bees. If you are not wearing proper protection you will not be permitted in the apiary. If you have any questions please contact us and we would be happy to advise.
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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