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The Global Event Calendar contains beekeeping activities not only in Florida, but elsewhere. Many local events will no longer be found or listed individually here on our main HOME PAGE, but may be available on the EVENTS and CALENDAR page and/or under each applicable local association on our LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS page.  

For facts about out association, please visit our WELCOME / ABOUT US page.

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The FSBA Reformation Continues
New Board of Managers & Governing Documents

The following is a combination synopsis/condensed version of an excerpt from the newsletter which was sent out on March 25, 2014 from our Executive Secretary, Dr. Malcolm Sanford:

Adoption of new governing documents (Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws) replaces our former Constitution and Bylaws.  This results in the replacement of our former board of managers with a new BOM.

The new documents call for a board of managers of only ten (10). These will be selected based on redistricting the state into six (6) regions, plus three (3) executive members and one (1) at-large member.

The first drawing of district lines of the six (6) FSBA regions has been proposed for the purpose of establishing an new BOM and this initial map can be as found on the Florida map. The new BOM can or may reapportion the districts as desired.

At the same time, the selection of an at-large member will also be an important part of the mix. This new position will be elected by the BOM.

At this time, decision-making rests with the officers, President, Vice President and Immediate Past President. It is the desire of the officers to move quickly to establish the BOM. If you have questions you may contact President Nolan directly at e-mail:          tom@floridabeekeepers.org.  ...read more (the full newsletter available to members only)
 

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The following is a combination synopsis/condensed version of an excerpt from the newsletter which was sent out on March 25, 2014 from our Executive Secretary, Dr. Malcolm Sanford:

Working for a new Honey Bee Laboratory

There was a sizeable group of FSBA members in Tallahassee the first of the week promoting the Association's initiative to develop support for a $3.5 million revamped honey bee research and laboratory facility at the University of Florida (IFAS). As part of that effort, the Association contracted with Florida Tax Watch Florida Tax Watch to develop an economic analysis of what this might mean to the state's economy:

Special Report (Economic Impact Evaluation of a Proposed Honeybee Research and Extension Laboratory in Florida, March 2014) View or Download this colorful report in pdf format.

...read more in the newsletter about the importance of the lab and this study.  In conclusion, the expected return to the state for investing in a modern bee research and extension laboratory is positive for agricultural producers, Florida consumers, and the Florida budget.

The measure now sits in the Senate Budget Committee and is expected to be part of conference deliberations. Stay tuned!

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Tampa Bay Beekeepers 2014 Honey Bee Seminar is coming up May 3rd. Learn about beekeeping including hive construction, starting a hive, queen bees, nectar sources, wax rendering and look inside a hive!!

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CONVENTION 2013 AFTERMATH

The Chipley convention is history. Thanks to the organizers, a consortium of panhandle beekeeping associations, lead by the new Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association. A huge thanks goes to the dynamic duo that orchestrated the affair, Annette and Tim Lanham of the latter association...read more

THE BUSINESS MEETING & ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The business meeting featured election of a new team of officers, headed by Tom Nolan of the Suncoast Beekeepers Association and Tony Hogg of the Apalachee Association. This will hopefully show that both north and south Florida will be represented in future deliberations of the Association...read more

ELECTION RESULTS

President (Tom Nolan), Vice President (Tony Hogg), Treasurer (Debbie Bohannon), Executive Secretary (Dr. Malcolm Sanford).  These officers, including their contact information) have been added to and can be found on our OFFICERS PAGE.

CONVENTION 2013 AWARDS BANQUET

Lifetime Service Award was presented to Dr. Malcolm Sanford to recognize his lifetime achievements and contributions to the world of beekeeping and to the FSBA. At the awards ceremony, numerous past FSBA presidents were called to the podium, along with Keith Councell to present this Award. There has never been a "Lifetime Service Award" category in the past. This award is possibly a sub-category or form of "The President's Award"; however, it will difficult to imagine future additions to the very special "Lifetime Service" category.

Other awards presented: Beekeeper of the Year (Bert Gwaltney), Woman of the Year (Dr. Heather Gamper), Volunteer of the Year (Gary Ranker), Pioneer of the Year (Roy Smith). These awards, past awards, and other FSBA history can be found on our HISTORY PAGE.

More info, photos, etc: CONVENTION  2013 AFTERMATH

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Honey Queen, Susannah


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The FSBA is proud to announce that Susannah  is our 2013 Honey Queen.

Queen Susannah performed the duties of Honey Queen for the Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association (OBBA) for 2012.
 

For a list of others who held the position as Honey Queen, Woman Beekeeper of the Year, and other awards, visit our  HISTORY page.

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