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 Jan 16th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leadership Handover: Our new president, Matt Rennsberry will lead this meeting. This meeting will set the pace and tone for the meetings, workshops, and club projects this year, so bring your questions and suggestions! There may be a raffle for items in inventory, along with examples and discussion about basic beekeeping equipment. We'll be in the Azalea Room (first door past the restrooms on your left). We'd love to have you join us!
Saturday January 18th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
(or until we're satisfied questions have been answered!)
We'll perform regular inspections in each hive, get current varroa count samples (both sugar and alcohol shake methods), with demonstrations! Will treat with apivar (anticipating bigger flow in a month or so), and demonstrate oxalic acid vaporization treatment (at a distance, since the vapors are extremely cuastic!).
When visiting the apiary: 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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