Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association

Monthly Meeting: April 16, 2020

OBBA Announcements

  • What happened Last Month?
  • Ongoing Projects
  • Upcoming Plans

Last Month (March)

March Meeting

Cancelled due to Social Distancing

You can view previous presentations here

March Workshop

  • Made (25) nucs across apiary
  • Re-queened!
  • Extracted and bottled over 95 lbs of honey to sell (Thanks Andrew!)

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New Social Media

Instagram: OrangeBlossomBeekeepers

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Thanks, Julia!

New: Member Apiary

New project:

A apiary for members who do not have a space to manage their own bees.

Almost ready to go live!

Ongoing Events/Projects

OBBA Memembership

We have online signup now!

Please pay your annual dues:

OrangeBlossomBeekeepers.org/join-obba/

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Saturday Workshop

Details:

  • Date: Apr 19, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • Location: Virtual - Details via Slack!

Upcoming Plans

2020 National Honey Bee Day

Still tentatively on…

  • Planning Committee met on March 11
  • Date: August 15, 2020

Working on:

  • Vendors
  • Food trucks
  • Marketing
  • Music

April / May Bee Management

Current UF Management Recommendations (April)

  • Remedy failing queens as necessary
  • Swarm control
  • Make nucs/splits
  • Super as necessary

What is blooming in Central Florida (April)

  • American Beautyberry
  • American Holly
  • Black Tupelo
  • Blueberry
  • Butter Mint
  • Dog Hobble
  • Fetterbush
  • Galberry
  • Hawthorn
  • Mexican Clover
  • Orange
  • Palmetto, Cabbage Palm
  • Spanish Needle
  • Sweet Clover
  • Yaupon Holly

Current UF Management Recommendations (May)

  • Remedy failing queens as necessary
  • Swarm control
  • Super as necessary

What is blooming in Central Florida (May)

  • American Holly - Ilex opaca - Butter Mint
  • Butter Mint, Buttermint, bushmints - Hyptis spp.
  • Dahoon Holly - Ilex cassine
  • Dog Hobble - Leucothoe
  • Fetterbush - Lyonia lucida
  • Galberry - Ilex glabra
  • Gopher Apple - Licania michauxii
  • Joint Weed - Polygonella spp.
  • Mexican Clover - Richardia spp.
  • Ogeechee (White) Tupelo - Nyssa ogeche
  • Palm - many species
  • Palmetto, Cabbage Palm - Sabal palmetto
  • Sandhill Prarie Clover - Dalea spp.
  • Spiderwort/Dayflower - Tradescantia virginiana
  • Yaupon Holly - Ilex vomitoria

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