Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Join apiarist Daniel Calzadilla to understand the ins and outs of pollination, and the critical role of all pollinators in our ecosystem.
This program introduces how and why to support all pollinators with a short aside on honey bee swarms. Learn what plants, focusing on natives, are best to use to provide forage and habitat for all pollinators.
Poet, beekeeper, gardener, rare fruit enthusiast, and native Floridian, Daniel Calzadilla, has a particular affinity and commitment to studying native Florida ecosystems to preserve and give back to the communities through research, outreach, and engagement. He focuses on sustainable cropping and resilience management as a solution for current agroecological issues. With over 100 community service hours supporting subtropical and tropical wildlife conservation and environmental restoration programs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability and a certificate in Agroecology from FIU, and is a certified beekeeper. He assisted in many colony rescues and swarm relocations – which motivated him to launch the company Bee Wranglers. He also hopes to develop a small piece of land in the Homestead area into an agroecological educational farm.
During his time at FIU, he served in the three agricultural clubs (Organic Garden Club, MANRRS, and the South Florida Beekeeping Association). He was the Treasurer and Manager of the Organic Garden (2017-2018). In 2017, he interned at the USDA ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Coral Gables, Florida. Currently, he is working for UF/IFAS at the Tropical REC in Homestead, Florida as a Biological Scientist within the Agroecology lab.
He has also worked through the Apprentice level in the UF Master Beekeeper Program and plans to finish the advanced certification this year. He also started a Graduate program at UF in the Fall of 2021 in Agronomy, focusing on Agroecology.
Learn more about Daniel’s wonderful projects here:
Buena Beeda (@buenabeeda) • Instagram photos and videos
Bee Wranglers (@bee_wranglers) • Instagram photos and videos
Tickets are nonrefundable. This class runs rain or shine.