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.
2024 Bee Colleges:
Gainesville, FL: March 15-16, 2024
Panama City, FL: August 23-24, 2024 Save the Date - Registration will open soon
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
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 Honey Bee Lab when your application has been accepted. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of a vendor space.