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bees live everywhere in Florida

there is no home like furniture

from cabinet to hive

leftover honeycomb

all these bees in the front seat but who cares

June workshop with observation hive outdoors

moth damage

tunneling and webs of wax moth destroy frames

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

every bee workshop is lecture, question/answer and practical experience

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

If bees react to dark colors, what about camoflage? It was really to emphasize our battle against diseases, pests and parasites.

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

We have extra veils, jackets and full suits for new students, but they quickly discover how calm Florida bees are.

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

July workshop identifying diseases pests and parasites

Honey ready for August extraction workshop

small hive beetle infestation

small hive beetle larvae

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

honey extraction workshop in August

uncapping

honey extraction workshop in August

loading extractor

honey extraction workshop in August

extracted in science lab of USF

honey extraction workshop in August

uncapping

honey extraction workshop in August

spinning extractor

honey extraction workshop in August

uncapping into disposable aluminum pan

honey extraction workshop in August

from frames to buckets

honey extraction workshop in August

inside of 3/9 frame extractor

honey extraction workshop in August

loading frames in 3/9 frame extractor

honey extraction workshop in August

draining off honey

honey extraction workshop in August

one of the girls joined us in the science lab on the third floor at USF

USFBG allows students and faculty to rent space for hives

honey extraction workshop in August

5 gallons from two supers

honey extraction workshop in August

2 supers on one training hive produced 5 gallons

honey extraction workshop in August

USFBG honey being bottled for Honey Tasting Event September 25th

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

September workshop Integrated Pest management IPM Best Management Practices BMP

benefits of healthy living in the hive

marked Cordovan queen

Cordovan queen

queen battery box with several new ladies

October requeening workshop

There were two dissecting microscopes and several magnifiers so all could get a look at the stages of brood development.

October requeening workshop

Discussion was when, why, and how to replace the queen.

October requeening workshop

We pulled two frames of eggs and larvae to demontrate selection of one day old larvae for queen grafting.

October requeening workshop

Chinese grafting tool with one day old larva

October requeening workshop

feeding Honey B Healthy and Amino-B Booster in sugar syrup for Winter prep

October requeening workshop

The frame is already full of honey and brood even though partially drawn.

October requeening workshop

finding and removing one day old larva to demonstrate queen grafting

October requeening workshop

one of the girls returned with a load of pollen, one of the experienced students picked her up to show new students

October requeening workshop

looking for eggs and one day old larvae

October requeening workshop

looking for larvae and eggs to compare under dissecting microscopes and magnifiers

October requeening workshop

marked Buckfast queen

October requeening workshop

filling a sifter with powdered sugar to stimulate hygeinic behavior

October requeening workshop

demonstrating sugar dusting to stimulate hygeinic behavior

October requeening workshop

sugar dusting for hygeinic behavior

October requeening workshop

dissecting microscopes and magnifiers were out to look at various brood stages and recognize one day old larvae without tedious or time consuming options

October requeening workshop

One of the first year beekeepers has an observation.

November Bee Workshop

frame of brood and honey

November Bee Workshop

frame of brood and honey

November Bee Workshop

frame of brood, pollen, and honey

November Bee Workshop

start of queen cell in frame lower right

November Bee Workshop

marked Buckfast queen

November Bee Workshop

marked Buckfast queen in another teaching hive

November Bee Workshop

top bar with brood for KTBH

November Bee Workshop

top bar comb building from Langstroth hive to KTBH, frame is 19 for interchangeability

November Bee Workshop

brushing bees from top bar for use in KTBH

November Bee Workshop

opening birdhouse to cut comb out for move to KTBH

November Bee Workshop

cut comb out for move to KTBH, notch was made by bees over inner support, gloves are great for the sticky mess

November Bee Workshop

cut comb out for move to KTBH

November Bee Workshop

cut comb out for move to KTBH, notch was made by bees over inner support

November Bee Workshop

cut comb out for move to KTBH

November Bee Workshop

cut comb out for move to KTBH

November Bee Workshop

cut comb out for move to KTBH

November Bee Workshop

Kenyan top bar hive made by Gene of 2 by 12s, birdhouse in foreground, notice lack of protection on attendees, feral hive was extremely calm

November Bee Workshop

bees in an old birdhouse

November Bee Workshop

shaking the remaining bees into the KTBH, they had begun moving already so the queen is already in the new home

November Bee Workshop

bees already flying to and from new home, KTBH has screened bottom #8 wire, insulated metal covered lid

foxden's large architectural sculptures in Sarasota

foxden's large archetectural sculptures in Sarasota

foxden's large architectural sculptures in Sarasota

cypress birhouse

7.5x7.5x7 one inch thick bare wood

cypress birdhouse

5.5x5.5x8.25 bare wood

December's cold workshop

December's cold workshop

Bees were on both people in white jackets

December's cold workshop

December's cold workshop

December's cold workshop

December's cold workshop

festooning

December's cold workshop

Best TBH yet!