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Africanized Honey Bee Emergency Response Training!

Africanized Honey Bee Emergency Response Training!

May 8, 2015 (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)

UF/IFAS Extension Washington County

1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428

Taught by UF/IFAS Beekeeping Specialist Dr. Bill Kern

Glenn Hall, an associate professor of entomology at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, checks honeybees in Gainesville, Monday - June 20, 2005. He said the arrival of African bees in Florida is not unexpected and should not be viewed with undue alarm at this time. Hall, who is working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and other government agencies to educate the public about African bees, said they may eventually spread throughout the state and move into other areas of the southeastern United States. (AP photo by Josh Wickham/University of Florida/IFAS)

Glenn Hall, an associate professor of entomology at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, checks honeybees in Gainesville, Monday – June 20, 2005. He said the arrival of African bees in Florida is not unexpected and should not be viewed with undue alarm at this time. Hall, who is working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and other government agencies to educate the public about African bees, said they may eventually spread throughout the state and move into other areas of the southeastern United States. (AP photo by Josh Wickham/University of Florida/IFAS)

Why:

UF/IFAS Beekeeping Expert, Dr. Bill Kern

  • has trained first responders throughout the southeast.
  • Africanized bees are moving our way from south Florida
  • Beekeeping is booming – thousands of hives are routinely transported through our area.

What Will Be Taught:

  • Africanized Honeybee Biology and Behavior
  •  Threat Triage, Personal Protective Equipment
  •  Rescue Tactics and Situation Outcomes.
  •  Field Demonstrations Using PPE and Foam-

Equipped Engines

Who Should Attend:

  • Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement
  •  Volunteer Fire Department Personnel
  •  911 Operators and Dispatchers
  •  Park Rangers, Brushland Firefighters, DOT
  •  County Emergency Management Officials
  •  Military Emergency Management Officials

This Event is Free, but Please Call to Register:

UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County – 850-674-8323, or

UF/IFAS Extension Washington County – 850-638-6180

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