A Bit of Background History on Dave Miksa
Groveland man cultivates millions of honey bees to help secure the agricultural future
Excerpts from Heather McPherson's Orlando Sentinel NEWS ARTICLE, May 14, 2009
GROVELAND — Dave Miksa is saving the world -- one queen bee at a time..."Dave's work is indisputably key to maintaining the country's bee population,"..."He doesn't just mass-produce queens," says UF's Ellis. "Dave Miksa takes the time to breed better bees."... "Developing survivor stock is the key,"...Miksa found his bee niche as a teen when he landed a high-school job as a tech at a Cornell University lab researching queen breeding... read more
Ted Miksa Demonstration on Queen Production at the 2010 FSBA Convention hosted by our Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida in Lee County, FL.
Miksa Honey Farms is still very much in the queen breeding business. However, you may have difficulty locating them if you are looking for a website or as strong Facebook presence. They don't really do much advertising, since they are well-known and have a great reputation in the business.
Miksa queens are used in the nucs supplied by Indellicati Apiary. | PHONE: (386) 748-8422 | EMAIL "We are two brothers that own and operate a crop pollination/ honey production farm. We sell full hives, nucs, wax, honey, teach self sustaining home beekeeping, and sell all equipment you need to maintain your own hives. "- Indellicati Apiary