Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association

Next GCBA Apiary Day in Collier County! 










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Join Us at Apiary Days go into the Hives with Mentor Beekeepers by your side

Observe Best Management Practices

Q&A to answer all your questions

Work the bees side by side with your mentors

What do we do at Collier County Apiary Days?

The Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Apiary shares an Apiary with Collier’s Buzzing in the Garden 4-H Club (ages 8-18) and is located at the UF / IFAS Collier Extension, which is directly in front of the Collier County Fairgrounds off Immokalee Rd in Naples, FL

Apiary Work Days (AWDs) are educational events, where members maintain the apiary as well as the club hives, which is a great way for new beekeepers to learn from more experienced members.

Each Apiary Work Day is currently limited to 10 people. By signing up ahead of time, you will ensure yourself a spot. Walk-ins are also permitted, but space is not guaranteed. 

All participants are required to sign a waiver prior to attending. Sign your digital eWaiver now

Activities may include:

  • Trimming Palms/Grass along the eFencing
  • Checking the eFence
  • Checking the Swarm Boxes
  • Moving Swarms from the Swarm Boxes to larger boxes
  • ReQueening Swarms
  • Feeding Bees
  • Doing Hive Inspections
  • Treating for Pests when necessary



March-October at 9:00am on 2nd and 4th Saturday and once a month from Nov-Feb.

Watch for Posts on our Facebook Group Page. for changes in Days/Times or to RSVP.





UF / IFAS Extension Collier County, 14700 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120

PARKING: Park in the UF IFAS Parking Lot and walk towards the front entrance of the parking lot. Turn left at the entrance between the fence and fruit trees. Continue straight ahead and cross the small pedestrian bridge.

If you get lost or have questions about the apiary, feel free to call Max (239) 200-2596 or Trisha Aldridge (239) 252-4800

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  • Monthly In-Person Meetings
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  • Apiary Days in Collier Apiary



  • Monthly In-Person Meetings
  • Monthly Zoom Meeting
  • Apiary Days in Collier Apiary
  • Bring your Spouse to any club Beekeeping event 



  • Monthly In-Person Meetings
  • Monthly Zoom Meeting
  • Apiary Days in Collier Apiary
  • Bring your Family to any club Beekeeping event (household under 21)

Gulf Coast Beekeepers Assoc (GCBA) gives you a $5 discount when you join the Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA) at the same time.

*FSBA is limited to one person per family, if you would like to add more family members, please send us an eMail with info on who you would like to add and we will send you back an invoice.