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Consent and Release Form as previously explained at meetings, is so our club has permission to use your provided information for such things as:  Creation of a printed CLUB DIRECTORY for members only, so members can more easily stay in contact with each other by having phone numbers, contact information, etc. shared between members or for displaying your photos taken at website activities, etc. on our website for public viewing... or so we can contact you about upcoming special meetings, events, sales, etc.; however, please do not abuse the club directory by sending mass e-mails to complain to the membership about your club dislikes or problems with the leadership, to send junk to our members, for spamming, for hate e-mails, etc... as this is not the purpose of a club directory.

Login Information (User Name & Password) is required to view our "MEMBERS ONLY" Area.  If and only if you are a DUES paying member of our club, then you may (if your browser is correctly configured for your e-mail client) simply CLICK HERE otherwise just E-MAIL US and state in your e-mail that you are "a dues paying member of our association and are requesting your LOGIN information.

All 2014 meetings will be held at the Buckingham Community Center.  We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted:

Our Next Meeting will be
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Buckingham Community Center

4940 Buckingham Rd
Fort Myers, FL  33905

map & directions

 "Speaker and Topic":  To Be Announced
Meeting is open to anyone wishing to learn more about bees, and those that are interested in becoming members.


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 Beekeepers Calendar - SWFL Edition, View or Download

Florida Melitto Files
Newsletter for Bee Lovers
with Florida Beekeeper Management Calendar
April - June 2014

2013: January

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Reminder to registered beekeepers from Freddie Howard, local apiary inspector:
If you have not already done so, please call Freddie and schedule your yearly inspection

FAQ (Frequently Asked Question):

  QUESTION:  Where can I get package bees, queens, and equipment?
Click HERE or on LINKS in menu above.

Our Event Calendar  

Our Local Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida Calendar.  Primarily Local BEEKEEPING Events and BEEKEEPING Activities.  Events with some State (Florida) Events.

   Global Event Calendar

FSBA Calendar includes all Beekeeping Events (Local, Florida, and other locations).  We are often incorrectly listed as Southwest Beekeepers on this calendar.

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Not a beekeeper, but wish to support our efforts and show your support for our cause, then please consider donating.  You may use the convenient "Donate" button to donate online (securely and safely) using your credit card... or you may mail your donations to our treasurer. 

Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida can use your help.  Please DONATE to support our group's efforts.
 We are a now a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and your donations are tax deductible!:

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How do I join Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida (BASF)?  Attend one of our meetings and pay applicable dues to our Treasurer, or you can DOWNLOAD Membership Application. Consent/Release Form, and mail it to our treasurer along with applicable dues.  Currently $10 for current year if you are already a member of the Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA).  If you are not a member of FSBA then we can collect membership dues for FSBA as well, in which case the total amount would be $25 ($10 BASF + $15 FSBA).