Beekeepers of Volusia County

This web site is for and about the Beekeepers of Volusia County, Florida, and for others interested in beekeeping in this area.

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Message from the Queen Bee

September 22, 2021 Beekeepers of Volusia County will be held this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in person and via zoom. Tim Blodgett Treasurer will be presiding. Subjects to be covered include: honey ripening, honey extraction; gravity, destruction & mechanical. Also, fall prep, honey show specifics, this months predominant native flora.
Sign up sheets for our Volusia County fair exhibit will be at the meeting. This is an opportunity for you to learn by doing & listening to pick up new Bee knowledge from more experienced beekeepers in addition to some very creative exhibits. Most active times are from 5PM -8PM but you are welcome to occupy our exhibit at any time during Fair operating hours. We are rarely there until 9PM & certain days are busier than others. Ie. Senior day & animal auction days have more traffic while rain days & the discount rides family day are desolate. Regarding COVID-19 advisories this will be under the auspices of the County. I can tell you that I always prop open doors on 2 sides of the building which creates a constant outside ventilating breeze. On a technical note, research has shown that COVID is destroyed after 34 minutes of exposure to sunlight. We will have a constant supply of fresh air while we are there if this is a concern to being in an enclosed space. We will be in the Talton Building in the furthest right rear back corner with the horticulture exhibits. There are 3 entries: the doors at the rear right of the small animal exhibit. The exterior right side of the Talton building past the rest rooms and the rear of the building through the truck delivery opening.
Those participating in the honey show will drop off entries the day before the Fair opens by 5pm. Judging begins promptly at 6PM. Many have asked to watch, sorry Honey Judging is strictly anonymous which requires the absence of an audience. Judges are forbidden from Judging their own entries. Child entries are Judged in a separate category from adults. If you need special drop off contact Tim at 407-314-9667. I will make arrangements with you. Please do not drop off any honey entries with anyone who is not at least the secretary or a Honey Judge Steward. And last do not enter the exhibit area or handle any entry. This always results in a bad outcome. We strongly encourage that everyone who has produced any honey enter the black jar category.

Topic: Volusia Beekeepers Meeting Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 22, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Fourth Wed, until Jan 26, 2022, 5 occurrence(s)
Sep 22, 2021 06:30 PM
Oct 27, 2021 06:30 PM
Nov 24, 2021 06:30 PM
Dec 22, 2021 06:30 PM
Jan 26, 2022 06:30 PM

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