Jennifer Holmes

(772) 214-5165


Vice President

Al Salopek

(561) 346 1739



Lee Wisnioski



Secretary and Newsletter Editor

Chris Stalder

(407) 855-1131


Bookkeeper and Membership Manager

Amy Bergey


Board of Managers


Region 1

Elmore Herman

(850) 762-2255


Region 2

Susan Harris

(352) 374-4372


Region 3

Kent Wooldridge

(904) 768-3484


Region 4

Elizabeth Wessman

(850) 228-5353


Region 5

Wayne Eheart

(561) 632-5560

Alecia Folsom

(863) 812-6201


Region 6

John Coldwell



At Large

Kevin Jester

(870) 243-1596


Outreach Committee Chair

David Westervelt



Adress for Correspondence & Membership Dues:

Florida State Beekeepers Association

6526 SE Kanner Hwy #124

Stuart FL 34997


FSBA 2019 Event!

FREE Tickets for paid members available here!

Where: UF / IFAS Orange County Agriculture Extension Offices at 6021 S. Conway Rd. in Orlando, FL 32812

When: Friday & Saturday Oct. 11th & 12th 2019

FREE to paid members of FSBA...go to our website: and join or renew your membership to be up to date with your FSBA membership! There will be something for everyone from backyard, small scale, to Commercial and Queen Breeder!

There will be a LOADER RODEO, followed by a FISH FRY, FREE for paid members Friday evening! There may be BBQ pork, too! Additional guests are welcome at $ 10.00 per person.


Bring your entries for the Honey Show!Contact Kevin Lausman, UF/IFAS Senior Honey Judge, of Suncoast Beekeepers Association if you have any questions or would like to help:

AWARDS will bee given out at the Fish Fry!

The Honey Bee Technical Council (HBTC) meeting will take place on Friday from 9 am until approximately 1 pm at the extension offices. Topics covering procedural changes for beekeepers bringing hives to Almond Orchards in CA.

Hurricane Dorian Relief

  FSBA Beekeeper Hurricane Dorian Relief   


At APIMONDIA 2019 in Montreal Canada, Florida Beekeeper BO STERK of BEES BEYOND BORDERS, got with Apimondia to set up a place to accept donations for the Islands of the Bahamas and Abacoas that are severly affected and need our help!


Bees Beyond Borders has set up education and assistance to these and other areas, that will directly receive your help. You can learn more and donate at 

View Upda

The Florida State Beekeepers Association:

is dedicated to keeping Florida apiculture strong and healthy now and for future generations. The Association is the major voice for the state's beekeeping industry.


Our Mission is :

  • To provide resources for the improvement of beekeeping by using proven techniques and procedures in the management of honey bees and to share this knowledge with everyone interested in the art of beekeeping.
  • To promote the development of practical beekeeping methods in the State of Florida
  • To act in the interest of Florida beekeepers in protecting and carrying on statewide beekeeping affairs.
  • To act as a medium for and to aid in cooperative and mutual beekeeping methods.

Welcome Florida Beekeepers!

  • Thank you for taking the time to show your support, keep yourself informed, and contribute to beekeeping in the state of Florida.


    PLEASE take the time to register with us to have access to all areas of this site ( IT'S FREE !), to register click on the Sign Up button on this page.


    This website is intended to connect beekeepers all over the state, to make our voices heard, and to keep us all informed about the Florida State Beekeepers Association and its effort to protect beekeepers and beekeeping in Florida.  Content for this website is continuously being created, updated, and shared.  We want to know what you need as a beekeeper in the state and how the FSBA can help you.  FSBA has had great history and success in protecting honey sales with the cottage food laws, funding the Bee Lab at the University of Florida, and protecting beekeepers by advocating for live bee removals without pest control licenses, to name a few.  Learn about new FSBA projects and focus here!

    Stop by often to stay connected and to keep your voice in the association!  Share photos and events, upload videos, start a discussion, keep track of board activity, or just talk about bees!  Please feel free to contact us with any ideas or additions for the site.



  • Membership Renewal
    Posted by Al Salopek November 23, 2017



    Register on this site to become a member of FSBA by clicking on  JOIN  in the sign in box


    Thank you for your continued support of Florida State Beekeepers Association. Since 1920, we have been a voice for all Beekeepers in the State of Florida, by contributing positively to the beekeeping industry to support all levels of Beekeeping, from Hobbyist/Backyard, to Sideliner/Commercial. We are proud to be of service to every Beekeeper and Beekeeping Organization in Florida, and your membership is the key to our success.




Contact Us

If you want to ask us a question directly, please submit your message with the following form.

Please type the characters you see in the image.