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We have a packed schedule with over 50 courses, boasting 60% new material from previous years. This year we are hosting Dr. Wyatt Mangum, of top-bar fame, Randy Oliver of , Dr.’s Niko and Gudrun Koeniger of Germany (famed for Asian honey bee discoveries), Michael Young, world-renowned honey judge, HBREL researchers, Florida State Apiary Inspectors and many more.

We’ve taken your past comments seriously and have made some amendments to our programming; we have a new, top-of-the-line caterer, we’ve rented a bigger tent, we’ve shortened the time between the banquet dinner and the awards ceremony and we’re ending the evening just a bit earlier. I’ve reserved blocks of rooms at various hotels in the area and have them posted on the website: for a discounted rate. We have twice the amount of workshops and consolidated them to the afternoon, we have a Q &A session with Florida Apiary Inspector panel and have more diversity in our vendors (remember there is only a small space for vending). If you asked for a class, we tried to put it on the schedule, I hope you all are pleased! We are also re-defining our honey show with new classes and corresponding new rules and regulations. We are primed to be the one of the best shows in the county, don’t be shy, enter your hard work this year! Read rules here: Honey Judging.shtml

Here are the links to our website for more information:
and the registration page for ticket purchasing:

If you have programming questions please email me (Jeanette) at [email protected]
If you have registration questions please email Glinda at [email protected]

If you’ve been beekeeping for over a year now and are ready to join our Master Beekeeper Program (a 5year beekeeper training and education program), it is being held on Thursday March 7[SUP]th[/SUP] (the day before bee college). You can find more information about the MBP here:
and registration for the event here:

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HBREL (UF’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory) would like to invite you to our 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Annual South Florida Bee College(SFBC), August 16-17[SUP]th[/SUP] at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Extension Center (FLREC) in Davie, Florida. Read more about SFBC here:

SFBC will satisfy nearly ALL your beekeeping needs! 2-days, 15 speakers, 50+ courses, with courses for the novice to the experienced. The full schedule is available here: with an important addition; David Westervelt Asst. Chief of Apiary for the Florida Dept. Of Ag will be speaking on the new apiary rules regarding zoning, pesticides, bee removal and more.

What’s included in the price? Coffee and morning and afternoon snacks provided by Sunshine Bakery, and Seriously Local produce, lunch provided by Rinconcito Boliviano and a BBQ cookout cooked up fresh Friday night on location. We provide a printed program of all the lecture materials, so you won’t miss a thing. There will be goodie bags for everyone, a 21-class honey show open to all registrants ( College/SFBC/Schedule .pdf) door prizes and open hive demo's all day! We’ve got smokers, hive tools, and bee suits/veils for everyone to get some real hands-on learning in the hive. Plus, we have vendors like South Florida Bee Supplies and D&J Apiary with beekeeping merchandise available to purchase.

For the first time we are offering a Spanish-track featuring Dr. Ernesto Guzman Head of the Honey Bee Research Center of U. Guelph Ontario Canada We would love to see the commercial beekeepers of Florida utilize this one of a kind Spanish beekeeping education to the diverse community of field technicians they employ.

How to register: All must register online and submit payment, BUT did you know you can pay by check and save the credit card processing fee?

AFTER registering online via Eventbrite, DO NOT hit register; choose “SHOW OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS”
You may Pay By Check:

Checks mailed must be post marked by August 10th, 2013.
Make Check Payable to: University of Florida
Mail to: University of Florida Bee College
PO Box 110620
Gainesville, Florida, 32611 USA
Check must be in USD.

Also, check out our FB event page, join and invite your friends. Once 100 people join, I will randomly choose a winner to receive a hive body courtesy of Mann Lake and ship it directly to you! I will do the same for every 100 people that join!

This is truly UF's beekeeping education at its finest! Please join us by registering for South Florida Bee College today.
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