Bee College

Beekeepers gather at the University of Florida this weekend to learn tricks of the trade

Megan Scudellari
Mar 10, 2011
People are buzzing about this year's linkurl:Bee College,;http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/bee_college.shtml an annual event hosted by the University of Florida (UF) for beekeepers and bee enthusiasts. This year, more than 300 participants will gather on the Florida coast to learn to build an apiary, dissect a bee, watch an open hive demonstration, and, of course, taste some honey.
Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS
"It's for beekeepers at any level, from beginning beekeepers up to commercial beekeepers with thousands of hives," says linkurl:Jason Graham,;http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/Jason%20page.html an entomology doctoral student at UF who will be leading two workshops at the event. The event is held at the university's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Organizers expect attendance at this year's event to be more than double that of the first Bee College, held in 2008. Friday kicks off with the linkurl:Master Beekeeper Program,;http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/master_beekeeper.shtml a certificate program (including exams) for Florida beekeepers at all levels, and -- back by popular...
Demonstration at 2010 Bee College
Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS
UF Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory




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