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The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park present Ted Miksa of Miksa Honey Farms Friday, September 26 at 7pm in the park's administration building. Miksa Honey Farms is a family run business that has been in the Groveland area for 58 years.

Miksa will be speaking on the evolution of the business, how they provide queen bees of a variety of stock lines to beekeepers around the U.S., as well as the process they undergo to breed the queen bees.

This is a free presentation but space is limited. Call 352-394-3969 to reserve your space.

Miksa Honey Farms produces queens used to develop hives essential to agriculture. According the Jamie Ellis, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, the food supply could decrease by one third without the honeybee population to pollinate the plants.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recorded over 28,000 bee farms and over 2.4 million colonies maintained by commercial enterprises and hobbyists.

Miksa artificially insemnates queens to produce a better breed. He is credited with being the leader in the field by Ellis and other bee experts.

Miksa's presentation is part of a series of educational programs offered by the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park.


Ted Miksa of Miksa Honey Farms to speak at Lake Lousia
Ted Miksa is a world renowned authority of the breeding of queen bees. The apiarist will address the public at Lake Louisa State Park on September 26. (Courtesy photo)
Ted Miksa of Miksa Honey Farms will speak on the process of breeding the queen bee and the varieties

 

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