Our February meeting will be Thursday Feb. 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange County Extension Offices located at 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando. We will meet in the Azalea Room.
If anyone would like to volunteer a day to work (for free) at the FSBA honey booth at the Tampa State fair please contact Bert Kelley at 863-670-5468. The Fair is from Feb. 5 to Feb. 16. Bert will mail you FREE admission tickets and FREE parking passes for that day. It is a lot of fun and you will sell honey to support FSBA. Bring lots of cash so you can buy some FSBA honey and great junk food at the fair (I love cotton candy!). The FSBA booth is indoors and usually a few chairs are provided.
At the Feb. meeting I will be discussing the American Beekeepers Federation Convention in Reno, NV and will demonstrate how to treat varroa mites with a sugar shake. It is the time of year now that we come out of winter with a lot of concerns for our bees and varroa mites are a big one here.
Hope to see you on the 19th!