The UF/IFAS Social Media Committee is enlisting your participation in the National Honey Bee Day Social Media Blitz on August 20, 2022. Participants of this social media event can be from inside UF/IFAS or community supporters with an interest in honey bees. National Honey Bee Day takes place on Saturday August 20, 2022. National Honey Bee Day Flyer
WHEN IS THE UF SOCIAL MEDIA HONEY BEE BLITZ?Saturday, August 20, 2022
WHATJoin us for a social media blitz to make some noise about honey bee research, programming, factoids and more! From agriculture and horticulture to healthy eating and natural resources, there are lots of creative ways to align your current programming with the beauty of bees. Examples: honey nutrition, recipes, locally sourced honey, backyard hive care, the importance of pollination, etc.
WHOThis social media event is open to the public as well as UF/IFAS faculty, staff and students. Basically, anyone who appreciates honey bees and wants to share with others.
WHEREPost from your UF/IFAS social media accounts and join the conversation by using #FoodIsOurMiddleName and #NationalHoneyBeeDay. Also tag the flagship accounts: Twitter: @UF_IFAS Facebook: @ufifasnews; Instagram: @ufifas_solutions
HOWSaturday is THE day, but that doesn’t mean you have to work on a weekend. Feel free to schedule content in advance to publish on Saturday, or, push out some content on Friday using phrases like “tomorrow is #NationalHoneyBeeDay…”
WHATS NEXT?If you’d like to participate, please e-mail UF/IFAS Extension Agent Ken Gioeli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let him know what kind of content you plan to push and your account handle. This will help you stand out amongst the swarm. Interested in helping with Spanish language resources and content? Please contact UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County Director Jona Bosques-Mendez at email@example.com If you’re looking for content ideas or unsure of how honey bees relate to your program, contact Amy Vu, UF/IFAS State Specialized Program Extension Agent, Apiary, at Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org IMPORTANT LINKS UF Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honey-bee/ EDIS Honey Beekeeping in Florida Resources https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/entity/topic/beekeeping Extension programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties, UF/IFAS Extension works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. UF/IFAS Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin.
by Ken Gioeli
Source: UF/IFAS Alert – https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/