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FAU Davie West

3200 College Ave.

Davie, FL 33314

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Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab at the 2019 South Florida Bee College for one or two days of all things honey bees. Those new to beekeeping can follow the beginner track, while more experienced beekeepers can participate in hands-on training in the apiary, classes on honey bee research, and other advanced topics in beekeeping.

Spring 2019 testing for the Master Beekeeper Program will be the Thursday before Bee College. See details and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uf-master-beekeeper-program-training-testing-spring-2019-tickets-54370142560

Spring 2019 training for the Welsh Honey Judge Program will be held during Bee College on the 8th and 9th. Separate registration is required. You should not register for Bee College if sign up for this training (WHJ and Bee College classes happen at the same time). See details and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welsh-honey-judge-training-testing-spring-2019-tickets-55339944263

Discounted Rates

Early Bird Discounted tickets are available now through February 9th.

Additionally, a discount (10% off) is available for 2-day tickets to active duty military members, Retired Veterans, Florida State Beekeepers Association members, active members of the Master Beekeeper, Master Gardner, and/or Master Naturalist Programs, UF/IFAS county extension faculty, and anyone under 18 years of age.

Late registrations (after March 1, 2018) will incur additional fees and cannot be discounted.

Bee Clubs/Associations can purchase a 2-day ticket at a discounted rate ($140) to raffle off to your club's members. Only one discounted ticket is allowed per club. Follow the steps below:

  1. As a club, donate $140 to Bee College on Eventbrite.
  2. Send an email to honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu to request a coupon code for a free ticket.
  3. Hold your raffle and give your club's coupon code to the winner.
  4. The winner registers on Eventbrite, by entering the coupon code and choosing "Free Two Day Registration".


Bee College Honey Show

All Bee College participants are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Bee College Honey Show. Entry is free! This is an opportunity to have your honey, candles, mead, bee-themed art, and more critiqued by certified judges. This is a great way to learn how to improve the hive products that you produce! Rules and other details can be found here: https://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/honey-bee/extension/bee-college-honey-show-/


Jr. Bee College

Kids ages 6-12 may be signed up for the full day Jr. Bee College program on Saturday March 9th. Only kids with a parent/guardian attending Bee College may participate.

Food

Light refreshments will be available for attendees at the breaks throughout the day.

Lunch each day will be provided.


Vendors

Bee-related vendors will be onsite at Bee College throughout both events. If you are interested in becoming a Bee College vendor, please read the vendor guide and fill out a vendor application.


Misc.

Refund requests will be honored in full if submitted prior to February 16th. No refunds will be granted on or after February 16th.

Registration will be 7:30am-8:30am on both days. Doors to the building will not be open prior to 7:30am.

Bee veils and other protective equipment will be provided for all in-hive courses, however, you are welcome to bring personal veils, suits, etc. if you would prefer.


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