TAVARES – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting “The Buzz on Bees,” an educational seminar about honeybees, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.
“Honeybees play an important role in fruit and vegetable production,” said Megan Brew, Livestock & Natural Resources Extension Agent. “Recently, there has been an increased interest in this extremely beneficial insect. City dwellers and farmers alike are invested in the health and well-being of honeybees.”
Taught by Lake County Extension agents and state specialists from the University of Florida’s entomology department, the class is a general introduction to the honeybee. Seminar topics will include backyard plants that attract and feed honeybees and the basics of bee biology and keeping. This class will be followed by a daylong basic beekeepers course in February of 2015.
The class costs $5 per person and registration is available online at www.ufbuzzonbees.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Megan Brew or Brooke Moffis at 352-343-4101.
The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.