Jennifer Holmes

(772) 214-5165


Vice President

Al Salopek

(561) 346 1739



Lee Wisnioski



Secretary & Newsletter Editor

Chris Stalder

(407) 855-1131


Bookkeeper & 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

Astrid Hartleb

(239) 558-1130


Region 6

John Coldwell



At Large

Dennis Langlois

(407) 330-8542


Outreach Committee Chair

David Westervelt

(352) 267-2568


Adress for Correspondence & Membership Dues:

Florida State Beekeepers Association

6526 SE Kanner Hwy #124

Stuart FL 34997

(985) 664-9606



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.

Join or Renew Today

  • Membership Renewal
    Posted by Al Salopek November 23, 2017

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


    Member Name
    Local Bee Assoc or County


    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.

Florida State Fair



lt's that time of year again!


Come to the Florida State Fair 


in Tampa, FL | Feb 6-17, 2020


With 2020 being FSBA's 100-year anniversay, we will be occupying the entire Ag Hall of Fame this year.

Lots of volunteers will be needed.


  • Love to talk about the bees? Simply Volunteer for any 4 hr shift and enjoy the Fair the rest of the day!
  • Need credits for Bee College? Credits available for public service credits

You may sign up for as many shifts as you are want :)


  • You will be volunteering along side our fabulous State inspectors and even folks from the UF Bee Lab!
  • ABF Honey Queen will there Feb 7th-15th!
  • Honey Judging, so bring your honey
  • ...and more!


Come join the fun!



  • FREE Ag Breakfast on Thursday morning Feb 6 from 7am-9pm | all Bee Club members welcome
  • FREE Parking Lot J if you arrive before 8:30am. Tickets needed after 8:30am

Fair hours:

  • Weekdays 10am - 6pm
  • Weekends 9am - 7:30pm
  • Weds, Feb 12, closing at 3pm for Ag Hall Banquet
  • Fri, Feb 14, "Honey Day" at the fair
  • Mon, Feb 17, Last Day of Fair, closing at 4pm



Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering and we look forward to seeing you there!

Time to Bee Thankful!


It's that time of year where we all reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for in our lives.

Here at FSBA, we want to be sure you know that we are so thankful to all the beekeepers, associations, volunteers and supporters of FSBA.

It cannot be said enough that an organization like this does not reach 100 years (coming soon in 2020) without tremendous support throughout the years.    

WE THANK YOU for your support! 

2020 brings FSBA's 100th birthday and with it some great things to celebrate and opportunities to support the local beekeeping community through FSBA.

We hope you will join us in celebration and continued support.


Want to help and don't know how?

Click the button and let us know what you would like to do to support FSBA this coming year.

I want to help!  

Lots of opportunities from:

  • joining as a new member
  • renewing an existing membership
  • joining your local beekeeping association
  • joining & participating in a committee
  • volunteering at an FSBA event
  • hosting beekeeping events
  • creating content for the website and newsletters
  • photographing bees & beekeeping and sharing
  • participating in the forums
  • using Amazon smile
  • giving feedback on your needs as a beekeeper and/or local beekeeping association
  • donating beekeeping items
  • advertising with FSBA
  • ....and as always, any kind of financial support is always welcomed and much appreciated.

Support comes in many shapes and sizes, we here at FSBA greatly appreciate anything you can do to support us and beekeeping in our bee-friendly state.

I want to help!

  • November 22, 2019
    Posted by Astrid Hartleb
        It's that time of year where we all reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for in our lives. Here at FSBA, we want to be sure you know that we are so thankful to all the beekeepers, associations, volunteers and supporters of FSBA. It cannot be said enough that an organi...
  • November 22, 2019
    Posted by Astrid Hartleb
    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 t...