South Florida Bee College in August!

Bee Health July 05, 2013|Print

The most extensive educational honey bee event in the state of Florida has expanded to South Florida! Members of the University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory are pleased to announce the 1st annual South Florida Bee College. SFBC will be held at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Extension Center (FLREC) in Davie, Florida.

See all the details here: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/SFbee_college.shtml

Date and Location

        Friday and Saturday August 16-17, 2013
        UF Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
        3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314
        http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/index.shtml

The two-day event offers classes for beekeepers of all ages and experience levels, gardeners, naturalists, county agents, and anyone else interested in honey bees. You do not have to keep bees to attend; the only prerequisite is your interest in the subject! Even if you have attended the UF Bee College before, we are sure that you will find that the SFBC will be just as fulfilling. The course lineup has topics to suit your practical needs as well as satisfy your growing curiosity on a diversity of honey bee related subjects. We have a suggested beginner track lineup (in orange on the schedule) for novices, though students at the SFBC may attend any course regardless of expertise.

We will be hosting a Spanish-Speaking Track, featuring basic beekeeping courses. We have several speakers fluent in Spanish and educated in beekeeping - we are excited to cater to the needs of the culturally diverse community in South Florida.
Included in the registration fee on both days are snacks, catered lunches, a catered banquet dinner on Friday evening, and the ice cream social following the awards ceremony. During the ceremony, we announce the place winners and best of show in the South Florida Bee College Honey Show, as well as give out door prizes.

Our team of experts and dedicated staff are excited to host the 1st annual South Florida Bee College. We look forward to seeing you there!

—The Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab
at the University of Florida