About The Original Willie the Bee Man

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William (The Original Willie the Bee Man) Sklaroff became a bee hobbyist and registered beekeeper over 18 years ago. People who had bee problems would call him to remove swarms and hives from their residential and commercial properties. Initially, The Original Willie the Bee Man did bee removal after teaching kindergarten at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Miami. Subsequently, bee removal became a full-time occupation, and today The Original Willie the Bee Man‘s staff consists of The Buzzy Dozen and 5 vehicles resolving bee problems throughout the State of Florida.

As Africanized Bees were becoming problematic, The Original Willie the Bee Man flew to California for intensive training, and on May 14, 2004, The Original Willie the Bee Man became the 1st Florida bee removal specialist to be awarded Certification as an EXPERT in the control of Africanized Honey Bees. He subsequently became a member of Florida’s Africanized Honey Bee Task Force.

The Original Willie the Bee Man and his family-owned and family-operated company are thoroughly committed to education. Willie enjoys teaching other pest control operators through the Certified Pest Control Operators Association of Florida(which he is a Board member), educating children via career days and in-class presentations, girl scouts/boy scouts and holding bee safety programs for Florida Power and Light,  Home Inspector Association of South Florida (HIASF),  Gold Coast Association Of Code Enforcement “G.C.A.C.E”,  homeowners associations, and myriad community groups. Featured on National Geographic TV’s “Animal Extractors”, WillieTheBeeMan.com is also spokesman for Haagen-Dazs whose program, “Help the Honey Bees,” in increasing public awareness of the value of bees.

 

 Our Bee Removal Specialists’

Education and Training

May 19, 2004, WillieTheBeeMan, serving South Florida, was awarded certification from the State of California as an expert in the control of Africanized Honey Bees.

 

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Devorah and Willie Sklaroff attended the

South Florida Bee College

 Friday and Saturday August 16-17, 2013

UF Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314
http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/index.shtml

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Pesticide Applicator Certification Program
Earning CEU’s in Commercial GHPC and Core. December 13, 2004

WillieTheBeeMan and Roger attended the 2005 Annual Convention, Marco Island, Fl.      June 27 – 29, 2005.
Earning CEU’s in Commercial GHPC and Core.

CPCO of Florida 2005 Convention and Conference, Oscola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall July 26, 27 Kissimmee
Earning CEU’s in Commercial GHPC and Core.

Florida Africanized Honey Bee Working Group
July 13, 2005 Florida Training for AHB response and control, an overview

December 2005, Willie The Bee Man, his sons; Dennis and Roger; and Harry attended FPMA Bedbugs & Africanized Bees Symposium given by FPMA, State of Florida and Univ of Florida.

Roger Chauveron attended the 2006 PMP Power Forum…Power Up! Re-Energize for Success February 1 – 3, 2006, Orlando, Fl.

Division of Agriculture Environment Services
Earning CEU’s in Commercial GHPC and Core. February 4, 2006

Willie The Bee Man, Inc. Passed the annual Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Agriculture Environment Services State inspection March 13, 2006

WillieTheBeeMan and Roger Chauveron has successfully completed training for Hazardous/OSHA Level II presented on March 31, 2006.

Africanized Honey Bees GHP CEUs and Tech Training
Bill Kern, University of Florida Thursday, May 11, 2006
CPCO So. Florida Dinner Meeting,Inverrary Country Club

 

  • WillieTheBeeMan and Devorah Sklaroff attended the 2006 FPMA Annual Convention,Re-Energize For Success, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs,Fl. June 21-23, 2006.

 

Africanized Honey Bee Field Day, August 15, 2006
Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314
Special training for First-responders (Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement) attended by Roger Chauveron and Andre Dodd. Paid for by a Grant from Florida Dept. Agriculture and Consumer Services

 

Africanized Honey Bee Field Day, August 15, 2006
Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314.Training for Pest Management Professionals on Control of AHB.Attended by Dennis Chauveron.Paid for by a Grant from Florida Dept. Agriculture and Consumer Services

Willie The Bee Man and Harry Pope attended the Pre-Treat Summit, November 16, 2006 at the Mid-Florida Research & Education Center at the University of Florida/IFAS campus in Apopka, Florida.

CPCO of Florida 2006 Convention and Conference, November 28-30
West Palm Beach, Fl.

Devorah Sklaroff and Willie Sklaroff attended the PCT Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar, December 6 – 8, 2006. Hilton Walt Disney Resort, Orlando. Speakers Ira Bryck, Joey Edwards, Kevin Clark, Bill Nolen, Jeff Van Diepen, Victor Hammel…for more info http://www.pctonline.com

For More Information On Bee Removal Contact The Original Willie the Bee Man or Devorah “The Queen Bee” at 888-9 No BEES    888-966-2337