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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 an other locations in Florida. 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.

Panama City, FL: August 23-24, 2024  

CLICK HERE to register for 2024 Summer Bee College in Panama City

10% off discounts available for 2-day tickets to active duty military members, retired veterans, first responders, Florida State Beekeepers Association members, active members of the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist or 4-H Youth Development Programs, and anyone under 18 years of age. Contact 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.

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UF HBREL Extension Team

  • Current and Past Bee College Schedules
  • Vendor Information

    Vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis while also considering a diversity of products and services in limited space. All those interested in vending at Bee College must first apply (see link below). You will receive a confirmation email from the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab when your application has been accepted. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of a vendor space. 

    2024 SUMMER Bee College Vendor Application

    2024 UF/IFAS Summer Bee College Vendor Information - Panama City