Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association

2024 Calendar of Events

OUR GENERAL MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT 7PM, THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE UF/IFAS EXTENSION OFFICE IN ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA. We meet in the Magnolia Room. All are welcome! We have an APIARY WORKSHOP FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC the Saturday following! All Apiary Workshop attendees must sign a sting waiver.

JANUARY 18 General Meeting: Ask an experienced beekeeper anything!

January Apiary Workshop: Jan 20

FEBRUARY 15 General Meeting: Dr. Jack Cameron from UF Bee Lab on Varroa Destructor

February Apiary Workshop: Feb 17 <canceled – rain>

MARCH 2 – UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office Garden Festival – OBBA Booth

MARCH 21 General Meeting: Beekeeping for Beginners with Heather Ferrell, President of OBBA

March Apiary Workshop: March 30 – OBBA shed build! Bring your tools!

APRIL 13 – Honey Bee Day Planning Meeting: All volunteers welcome. We meet @ 2PM at the picnic benchess near the Magnolia Room (seeking a volunteer to coordinate vendors!)

APRIL 18 General Meeting: Cottage Laws for Beekeepers with Kathleen Cavanagh, Vice-President of OBBA

(Canceled…) April Apiary Workshop (Canceled… )

MAY 16 General Meeting:Beekeeping Best Practices with State Inspector Supervisor Erin Jenkins

May Apiary Workshop:  May 18

JUNE 20 General Meeting: Jason Deeringer of Bee Serious Bee Removal: Moving Bees

June Apiary Workshop: June 22 (Possible topic: Rendering Beeswax)

JULY 18 General Meeting:Dr. Jamie Ellis from UF Bee Lab

July Apiary Workshop: July 20

AUGUST 15 – General Meeting to prepare for NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY

AUGUST 17: NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY
FESTIVAL FROM 9AM TO 3PM AT THE UF/IFAS ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE
FOOD TRUCKS, BEE-THEMED VENDORS, GO-SEE-THE-APIARY, FAMILY FUN

SEPTEMBER 19 General Meeting: Beekeeping for Beginners 

September Apiary Workshop: Sept 21

OCTOBER 17 General Meeting: Master Gardener / Pollinator Plants for the home

October Apiary Workshop: Oct 20

NOVEMBER 21 General Meeting: JK Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

November Apiary Workshop: Nov 23

DECEMBER 19 General Meeting: Holiday Pot Luck Party (we provide the HAM!!)

December Apiary Workshop: Dec 21