FLORIDA Beekeeping? CALENDAR
Queen issues are problematic this time of year. Remedy failing queens as necessary.
Continue to control swarming, For more
Beehives httpedls.ifas.ufl.edu in970. Make nucssplits as new queens and
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‘Add supers the primary nectar flow begins this month, Va
‘Super as necessary.
Orange blossom honey can be extracted inate April.
UF FAS Extension
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Blackberry white tupelo sweet clover Buttermint Orange Tuliptree DogHobble Palmetto, Water locust Fetterbush cabbage Palm Water tupelo Gallberry Spanish needle Yaupon holly Central
‘American Butter Mint Orange beautyberry Dog hobble Palmetto, American holly Fetterbush cabbage palm Black swamp Gallberry peaD siieaca tupelo, lackgum ay thoen Sweet clover Blueberry Mexican clover Yaupon holly South
‘American Orange Spanish needle beautyberry pinelandlantana Spanish needle Button sage primrose willow White mangrove Buttonwood seagrape Wild coffee Galiberry Shrubby false Wild lime Macadamia buttonweed
Mexican clover Smart weed
For scientific names of plantsin the list above, visit http eds ifas.ufl edu in223
This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. The check-list can be used to identify management issues or concerns in the apiary. Understanding the plants blooming in your area can help to identify the nectar and pollen resources available to your bees. To learn more about honey bees and beekeeping management, visit www.ufhoneybee.com
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Originally published April, 2017. Revised and republished April, 2023
by Amy Vu