$30 – $150

2019 University of Florida Bee College - Session 2

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UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab

1881 Natural Area D

Gainesville, FL 32611

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Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab at the 2019 University of 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. To allow all interested participants to attend, this event has been split into two sessions with the same courses offered in both*. Please choose the session (1 or 2) that works best with your schedule.

This is the registration page for Session 2 – August 8th and 9th, 2019.


Discounted Rates

Early Bird Discounted tickets are available now through July 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 July 29th) 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, use the promotional code beeclub, for access to the $140 ticket. When completing this registration, enter your bee club’s name, not the purchaser’s name.
  2. The Honey Bee Lab will send you a coupon code for a free ticket, within a week of registering.
  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".

Night At The Museum

Thursday evening, after Bee College classes, join UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab, and fellow beekeepers for Night at the Museum: Bee College After Hours at the Florida Natural History Museum for appetizers and awards. Attend an award ceremony for the Honey Show and the Welsh Honey Judging program, have the opportunity to mingle with guest speakers, and have access to the museum exhibits! Tickets are limited, and available at registration.


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.


Lodging

There are multiple options for hotels near the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab, including many near the intersection of I-75 and Archer Road, which is less than 10 minutes from the lab.

Bee College Honey Show

All Bee College participants are encouraged to participate in the 2019 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-/. The show will be on Thursday, with awards given during the Night at the Museum event on Thursday evening. For the first time, perpetual trophies will be given for show winners and 1st place entries in certain categories. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring a trophey, contact us at honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu!

Misc.

  • Refund requests will be honored in full if submitted prior to July 20th. No refunds will be granted on or after July 20th.
  • 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.
  • Light refreshments will be available for attendees at registration, as well as drink refreshments throughout both days.
  • On both days, we will break for lunch for 2 hours. There are many lunch options nearby the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab.

Schedule (TBA)

*There may be instances where some courses differ between Session 1 and Session 2.

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