January 2014 - Hitchcock’s Foodway Vice President Dennis Brucker (left) accepts the “Gold Sponsor” award from North Central Florida Beekeepers Association founder Chappie McChesney (right). The award was presented for the ongoing support Hitchcock’s provides for our many bee clubs. Much of the food sold in these markets would not be available if not for the hardworking honey bees that pollinate most of the foods we enjoy.
Welcome to the home page of the North Central Florida Beekeepers Association (NCFBA)! We are a group of eight north-central Florida beekeepers clubs working to educate the public about honey bees and beekeeping. We also advise ways they can help to save other pollinators, including native Florida bees.
About the North Central Florida Beekeepers Association:
The North Central Florida Beekeepers Association strongly feels that we can do more for pollinators by joining together than we could as lone clubs. We are always looking for people dedicated to similar ideals who are interested in uniting with us. Please consider joining with us an individual or by becoming an affiliated club.
The North Central Florida Beekeepers Association’s efforts include public learning events, school programs, beekeeper mentoring, monthly meetings in many locations across north-central Florida, and more. At our monthly club meetings we share lots of information and welcome anyone interested in honey bees and other pollinators. We welcome non-beekeepers as well, but we do encourage all those who are able to get started in beekeeping.
The North Central Florida Beekeepers Association also holds several outreach events throughout north-central Florida each year. Our main yearly event is our National Honey Bee Day celebration. At this day-long function we welcome many great speakers, valuable learning opportunities, a fund-raising auction for our clubs, and more. See our event calendar for more information on the other events we hold throughout the year.
About the North Central Florida Beekeepers Association Website:
Our website has many great features for the public and our members. Please check out our Newbees page if you are interested in getting started in beekeeping. Also, try visiting our photo and video galleries to see lots of bee-related multimedia. Our members are invited to join us on the Forum where you can get your questions answered quickly and socialize with other club members. Members also have the ability to set-up a profile and upload photos to the Association gallery. Members please visit our website registration page to gain access to the full site if you have not yet done so. If you need website or other assistance, please visit our help page.
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