April Commercial Horticulture Program

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture program for April 2023. This program is being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez-Jones, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Beekeeping: Pest and Disease Management – April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (1881 Natural Area Drive, Gainesville)

This workshop teaches the causes of honey bee colony losses, queen issues, and pest management (with a special emphasis on the Varroa Mite). Live bees will be used. Participants should wear protective clothing (closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, and a beekeeping suit if available).

The registration fee is $20.00 (includes materials and refreshments). Participants must register online by April 18. A late fee of $10.00 is applied for registrations after April 18 or if paying at the door. This class is limited to 30 participants, and the registration fee will not be refunded. 

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez-Jones, Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, at 352-955-2402 or tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. 

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Andra Johnson, Dean for UF/IFAS Extension. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices.

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