This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Of special significance at this time, all members are urged to study information related to the beekeeper protection legislation found on the home page. This includes the bills themselves, the history behind the effort as presented by Nancy Gentry at the recently con- cluded convention of the American Beekeeping Federation, an arti- cle on urban beekeeping in a recent Quality Cities Newsletter, and a poll providing legislators ammunition from beekeepers to pre- empt local officials from summarily banning beekeeping in urban areas, all packaged nicely by webmaster Riggs.


Given the controversy that was generated during the Board of Man- agers meeting about acquiring Dennis’ services, the FSBA leader- ship is asking the membership to send comments about the site and its execution to the officers and Dennis himself. We believe you will conclude that the leadership made a wise decision to part with valuable funds to upgrade the web presence by contracting with Dennis Riggs.


Hopguard Label Renewed for 2012


Thanks to a push by President Gary Ranker, Jerry Hayes and the regulators in Tallahassee were urged to renew the Section 18 label for Hopguard for 2012. It was nip and tuck for some; if not re- newed, it would have meant the end of this product’s use in Flori- da. Those with left over product would also not be allowed to use it, being compelled to return it to the manufacturer. The regulators came through and the label has been extended through 2012. Hopefully, this will give time to establish a general use Section 3 label for 2013.


The reporting requirements are still on however for this Section 18 label, as previously noted in the article in the September 2011 newsletter, which contains a detailed description on use of the product. http://free.yudu.com/item/details/416870/September- 2011-issue-of-the-Florida-Beekeeper . Hopguard is not a silver bullet for mite control and requires some planning in order to use it effectively. Above all, beekeepers should confirm that mites are controlled by following up with a test to check its effectiveness in the field. That is the final test of its value to beekeepers.


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