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)
TENTATIVE AGENDAS (the agenda is subject to change)
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
- Past Bee College Schedules
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the upcoming Bee College, please read the Vendor Guide above. 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. Please read the Vendor Guide fully before applying.