Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association
Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association

Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association

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The Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association

The Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association (OBBA) is a collective of backyard, side-liner, and commercial beekeepers in Central Florida. The club strives to mentor novices and to serve as a resource for experienced beekeepers.

OBBA seeks to educate the public about the importance of bees and beekeeping.

Throughout the year, OBBA conducts interactive workshops in its apiary and brings in expert speakers for monthly club meetings. OBBA attends and hosts educational events throughout Central Florida.

See our calendar of events here!

Join us for our Monthly Meeting and Workshop:

  • Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday every month at 7:00pm.
  • Workshops are held the Saturday following the monthly meeting at 8:00am (depending on weather)

Location for both Meetings and Workshop:

Orange County Extension Education Center; 6021 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812

Membership is not required to attend meetings and workshops.

Limited space events will give preference to active members.

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Membership

Become an OBBA member!

  • Individual Membership is $15, annually.
  • Family membership (same household) is $20.
  • Donations are always welcome.

Got a swarm?

Have a swarm and want help? Wonder what is going on and want to protect the bees? Here’s what you can do.

November Meeting Time

It’s that time of the month again …. time for a meeting! We will be meeting again tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7pm on Zoom (click this link). Tonight, we will: Provide announcements Review beekeeping current management calendar Discuss Mead Making Our meetings are for members and non-members alike – All …

September Meeting

It’s that time of the month again …. time for a meeting! We will be meeting again tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7pm on Zoom (click this link). Our meetings are for members and non-members alike – All are welcome to join in to discuss beekeeping in Central Florida!

April Meeting Cancelled

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our April meeting to minimize potential exposure and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. To help keep everyone informed, we are maintaining and publishing meeting presentations, even for cancelled meetings. You can review the announcements and housekeeping items we were going to cover here. There are …

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Welcome beekeepers of all levels the Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association Instagram!

We look forward to learning and teaching from one another each day! Life may be on pause for many of us but it’s still going busy for these busy bees! 

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Contact Us

OBBA Leadership:

President: Matt Rensberry
Vice President: Miranda Clemetel
Treasurer: Debra NcNamee
Secretary:
Brandon Thompson
Membership Director: Debra McNamee
Communications Director: Beth Fox
Apiary Managers: Andrew Beard, Craig Wright
Webmaster: Andrew Beard

Connect with us:

  • Click the blue button to check out our Facebook page
  • Click the green button to email us
    • In your “Subject” line please write “OBBA question/comment”, so we know that the email is related to the club.
  • Click the multi-colored button to join our forums (hosted by Slack)

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