Pinellas Beekeepers

Pinellas Beekeepers Association Inc, A Tampa Bay Area Beekeeping Club

SPC Meeting Reminder for Thursday September 22nd

The Pinellas Beekeepers Association will hold its monthly meeting at St Pete College Seminole Campus on Thursday September 22nd in the Conference Center.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm       Newbees Class
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm      General Meeting Our Guest Speaker will be Josh Harris – Cut Comb Presentation
Nominating Committee presentation of 2017 Board members
8:45 pm – 9:30 pm      Business Meeting (members only please)



Join us for the


Oct 20-22, 2016  Gainesville FL at the Hilton UF Conference Center and Hotel


  • Daniel Weaver of BeeWeaver Apiaries Navasota , TX,
  • Les Crowder co-author of Top Bar Beekeeping Organic Practices for Honey Bee Health,
  • Dr Frank Rinkevich USDA Honey Bee Lab Baton Rouge La
  • Florida Association of Property Appraisers-Beekeeper round-table discussion on establishing State guidelines for agricultural property tax exemptions for beekeeping operations
  • Agritourism Opportunities
  • Marketing support from Fla Dept. of Agriculture
  • Honey Show
  • Honey Bee Technical Council Meeting
  • Master Beekeeper Testing
  • Beginner Instruction
  • Trade Show
  • Banquet and Auction
The Florida State Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  Conference proceeds go to support our mission of promoting beekeeping and honey bee research.  Your attendance and support helps us achieve these goals.

Nominees for 2017 Board

The Nominating Team comprised of Gene Petys and Bill and Pat Daniels have presented the nominees for the 2017 Board. They are as follows: President Johnny Walker Tom Troiani Vice-President Becky Dineen Secretary Carl Lewis Treasurer Dodie Bonds Elections will … Continue reading

Members Apiary Opening October 1

The Pinellas Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce that the long talked about “Members Apiary” will open Saturday October 1st. The apiary will be located at Great Bay Distributors in Saint Petersburg. There is lots of room. A renter agreement … Continue reading

MLNC General Meeting Notes

Pinellas Beekeepers Association General Meeting Minutes September 13, 2016 Moccasin Lake Nature Center New bees presented by Johnny Walker -Anybody pulling honey? -Leave one super on your hive for the girls. -Feed in winter. Use a 50/50 blend – 1 … Continue reading

Honey Education at MLNC: Saturday September 24th

The Moccasin Lake Nature Center in Clearwater will hold it’s Honeybee Education Series: To Bee or Not to Bee, That is the Question on Saturday September 24th from 10:30 to 11:30 am. As we know honeybees play an important role … Continue reading

Apiary Training and Education Day: Saturday September 24th

On Saturday September 24th at 8:30 am (weather permitting) we invite you to come join us as we look at what is going on in the PBA honey bee hives. We will be making splits, adding new queens and re-queening … Continue reading