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 18 & 19, 2023 in Davie, FL
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Questions about Bee College? Contact us!
UF HBREL Extension Team
Current and Past Bee College Schedules
- 2023 Spring Bee College Schedule
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
- View the 2019 South Florida Bee College schedule
- View the 2018 Bee College schedule
- View the 2017 South Florida Bee College schedule
Spring 2023 Bee College Vendor Information
Vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis while also considering a diversity of products and services due to a limited availability of spaces. All those interested in vending at Bee College must first apply (see link above). You will receive a confirmation email from the UF Honey Bee Lab when your application has been accepted. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of a vendor space.