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Ruben Josey Arrest May Be Linked to Others Around Florida

A local beekeeper is under arrest for stealing bees, honey and equipment from his competitors. Read more

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Florida sets purity standards for honey

Florida is the first state to regulate honey, prohibiting additives and chemicals as well as requiring specific sugar levels. Read more

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Beekeeper offering sweet reward for information

A Florida beekeeper is offering a sweet reward – $1,000 – for information leading to the arrest of vandals who destroyed 140 wooden hives of bees. Read More

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Africanized bees quickly spread throughout Florida

Just seven years after they were first spotted in the Tampa area, African honeybees have become well-established throughout South Florida. Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of all wild bee colonies in the area are now hybridized with this … Continue reading

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Bees have begun disappearing in Southwest Florida

A mysterious phenomenon that has devastated honey bee colonies across the nation has spread to Southwest Florida. Read More

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Killer bees remain in Florida — for now

More than a year ago, Africanized honeybees, also known as killer bees, were expected to migrate from Florida to the Augusta area by this summer. However, the ill-tempered insects have been content to remain in the Sunshine State. Read More

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Agricultural Museum in Florida offers honey of an opportunity

The Florida Agricultural Museum recently established honeybee hives on the grounds of the museum, and is seeking people who are interested in learning to be beekeepers or who would just like to know more about honeybees. Read More

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Africanized honeybee safety class

Homeowners, parents of young children and outdoor workers are encouraged to learn safety tips for Africanized honeybee encounters in Florida. Read more

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Flagler Beach tries to rid city of invasive plant

The Brazilian pepper tree can grow 15 to 30 feet or more, snuffing out oak trees and clogging waterways. That’s why its presence makes some environmentalists nervous when it comes to preserving a diverse plant population in Florida. (…)Beekeepers say … Continue reading

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The annual Tupelo Honey Festival in Wewahitchka, Florida

The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival occurs on the third Saturday of May with the purpose of celebrating a type of honey native to the Florida region. It is an event where people can gather to taste and purchase tupelo honey … Continue reading

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