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Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Bee College

Bee College is a training event for beekeepers of all experience levels held in Gainesville, FL. Bee College participants get the opportunity to learn about honey bees and beekeeping from the state's experts. Class topics include beginner beekeeping courses, in-hive skill practice, research updates, native bees, and more! Click here to sign up for emails about Bee College events.


Next Bee College (IN PERSON): August 2021 (CANCELLED)

2021 August Bee College SESSION 1 (August 16 & 17, 2021) Registration

2021 August Bee College SESSION 2 (August 20 & 21, 2021) Registration

TENTATIVE AGENDAS (the agenda is subject to change)

Session 1 (August 16 & 17, 2021)
2021 Summer Bee College Session 1 Agenda: Monday August 16, 2021
2021 Summer Bee College Session 1 Agenda: Tuesday August 17, 2021

Session 2 (August 20 & 21, 2021)
2021 Summer Bee College Session 2 Agenda: Friday August 20, 2021
2021 Summer Bee College Session 2 Agenda: Saturday August 21, 2021

10% off discounts available for 2-day tickets to active duty military members, Retired Veterans, Florida State Beekeepers Association members, active members of the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist Programs, UF/IFAS county extension faculty, and anyone under 18 years of age. Contact honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu for the promo code to use at checkout.

Bee Clubs/Associations can purchase a 2-day ticket at a discounted rate ($160) to raffle off to your club's members. Only one discounted ticket is allowed per club.

Bee College Honey Show

UF/IFAS Honey Judge Program


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Questions about Bee College? Contact us!

UF HBREL Extension Team
honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu