Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association
- to provide LOCAL SUPPORT and MENTORSHIP to LOCAL BEEKEEPERS,
- to ENCOURAGE and EDUCATE NEW BEEKEEPERS and
- to EDUCATE the PUBLIC about HONEY BEES and BEEKEEPING in this GULF COAST REGION of FLORIDA
Monthly Educational Meetings every week throughout SW Florida.
At our meetings, Gulf Coast Beekeepers Assoc members will educate and mentor beekeepers of all skill levels with practical and pertinent beekeeping information.
Come ask your questions!
Not a beekeeper (yet)? You don’t have to be a beekeeper to join us, just have a sincere interest in honey bees.
Come join us to network with other beekeepers and bee enthusiasts at a local meeting in any or all locations - Charlotte county, Collier county, Lee county
Brand New to Bees?
We have an Online ZOOM Meeting for NEWBEEs the first Tues at 7pm with the UF Bee Lab’s Best Management Practices (specific to South Florida),Hive CSI, What’s Blooming in the Area, followed by Q&A to troubleshoot hives or beekeeping-related issues for new beekeepers
Outside of the Meeting areas? Seasonal Resident? Busy schedule?
……and want to learn about Florida Beekeeping? We even have a monthly virtual meeting that repeats the same presentation from the in-person meetings on Zoom on the 4th Tues of each month at 7pm.
What's at the meetings?
Come for an educational meeting and networking opportunity with fellow local beekeepers. One of the best Gulf Coast Beekeepers Assoc member benefits are the educational meetings, where we discuss focused relevent topics, special topics, demonstrations, followed by Q&A .
Plus networking opportunities with fellow beekeepers who love to geek speak about bees as much as you do!
Collier Apiary Days
Apiary Work Days are educational events, where members maintain the apiary as well as the club hives, which is a great way for new beekeepers to learn from more experienced members. Hive time is an invaluable learning tool for new beekeepers.
This is available to all paid members and runs every 2 weeks during Bee season (March-Oct) and once a month during the off season (Nov-Feb).
More Member Benefits
Private Facebook Group
Community Members Forum | NEW
Best Management Practices
Meeting Slide Presentations | NEW
Annual Holiday Party
What's Blooming | NEW
Join the closest location to you; but you are free to participate at any or all locations convenient for you