Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association

Monthly Meeting: May 21, 2020

OBBA Announcements

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

Last Month (April)

April Meeting

Cancelled due to Social Distancing

You can view previous presentations here

April Workshop

We had our first Virtual Workshop!

See it here

OBBA Member Apiary

OBBA Member Apiary is Live!

If you do not have a place to practice beekeeping and would like to have a hive, let Matt (President) or Andrew/Craig (Apiary Managers) know!

Ongoing Events/Projects

OBBA Memembership

We have online signup now!

Please pay your annual dues:


Saturday Workshop

Looking forward to our next big opportunity for a workshop once COVID-19 is behind us

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

May/June Bee Management

Current UF Management Recommendations (May)

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

What is blooming in Central Florida (May)

  • American Holly
  • Butter Mint
  • Dahoon Holly
  • Dog Hobble
  • Fetterbush
  • Galberry
  • Gopher Apple
  • Joint Weed
  • Mexican Clover
  • Ogeechee (White) Tupelo
  • Palms
  • Palmetto
  • Sandhill Prarie Clover
  • Spiderwort
  • Yaupon Holly

Current UF Management Recommendations (June)

  • Monitor for Varroa ( - Treat if 3% with Apiguard, Apistan, Apivar, Hopguard, and Mite Away
  • Remove and process honey as main flow slows or stops

What is blooming in Central Florida (June)

  1. Black Mangrove
  2. Butter Mint
  3. Dahoon Holly
  4. Dog Hobble
  5. Elderberry
  6. Gopher Apple
  7. Joint Weed
  8. Loblolly Bay
  9. Mexican Clover
  10. Palms
  1. Palmetto
  2. Red Bay
  3. Red Mangrove
  4. Sandhill Prarie Clover
  5. Spanish Needle
  6. Spiderwort
  7. Virginia Creeper
  8. Walter Viburnum
  9. White Mangrove

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