Save the Bees- Become a Beekeeper
Our new class schedule has been determined
Beginning Beekeeping Classes-
February 17th, March 17th
Hive Management Classes-
March 3rd, March 31st
Other Classes will be added if we have enough people interested in attending.
Be sure to check out our online Store to see what products we have available. https://www.dandjapiary.com/Home.jsp
Updates: The March 17th Class is Full
We are starting a list for those interested in a Beginning Beekeeping Class to be held on April 7th. We currently have 6 people interested, however we need a minimum of 12 in order to schedule this class. Please call the office and get on the list. This class is not guaranteed to be scheduled, we are trying to determine if there is enough interest to go through with it.
Nuc orders are no longer being taken!
If you are on the list for Nucs you should be receiving a call to schedule your pick up. We are not going to make up any more for the Spring Season, however we will have Nucs available again for the Fall. We are NOT currently taking reservations for Fall Nuc’s, that list will most likely be started in late July or early August for tentative pickup in mid to late September.
Check out our Online Store
You can shop D&J from the comfort of your home or office. We have upgraded our e-commerce platform and are still working out a few bugs, but feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. Just click the link at the top of this page, and you should be automatically redirected to the store. Should you encounter any issues with the site or the Store, please call the office so that we can get them resolved. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
VFD Process Simplified!
The University of Florida Veterinary Feed Directive system is online and active. If you need antibiotics for your bees this is required to purchase antibiotics, or a prescription from your veterinarian, or Beekeeeping supplier. When you fill out the form, you will have to choose which medication you want to use, and how you will apply it. If you are purchasing from us, the only product we are currently able to supply is Oxytetracycline ( Terra-Pro ). You will need to choose the drop down box for Oxytetracycline- dusting using powdered sugar mix. Feel free to call us with any questions.
Here is theLink https://www.honeybeevfd.com
Mite Check Tutorial
This is the critical time of year when the mite population can quickly out number your bee population if it goes unchecked. The most effective way of checking for mites is the Alcohol wash. Yes I know, it requires killing a sample of approximately 300 bees, however this is better than losing an entire hive to mite damage.
Below is a link to a video that explains the process. This particular video is from New Jersey but it gives an accurate explanation of the entire process. Video credit: Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association