Pinellas Beekeepers Association

where backyard beekeepers come together

Registration for Apiary Training at St. Pete College is required! Spaces are limited to 10 people during the 8 AM and 10 AM sessions.

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Florida Facts

10.7

million pounds of honey per year

$26.2

million honey production value

20,000

honey bees per colony

4,400

beekeepers in Florida

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The Art of Beekeeping

the flower doesn't dream of the bee...it blossoms and the bee comes.

Want to try out beekeeping? Visit our teaching apiary!

The PBA oversees two apiaries in Pinellas County. Members are encouraged to visit the apiaries for observing the beekeeping process up-close and personal!

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How honey is made

01. Flowers produce nectar and attract our bees

02. Bees collect the nectar and carry it to the beehive

03. Bees seal cells with wax and honey ripens

04. We collect the product and transfer it to the packaging

Bees in print

Quotes about bees

Jay Ebben

Even though the bee is small, there she is on the flower, doing something of value. And the value she creates there contributes to a larger ecosystem of value, in that mountain meadow, in that range of mountains, in the world and even the universe. And can’t you just feel how happy she is?

Isaac Watts

How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!

Sue Hubbell

I like pulling on a baggy bee suit, forgetting myself and getting as close to the bees' lives as they will let me, remembering in the process that there is more to life than the merely human.

The Bees

If we die, we’re taking you with us.

Maurice Maeterlinck

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.

Elizabeth Lawrence

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.

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