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Spring Bee College 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020, 4:30 PM

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab at the 2020 University of Florida Spring 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.  Discounted Rates Early Bird Discounted tickets are available now through January 13th, 2020. 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 Gardener, and/or Master Naturalist Programs, UF/IFAS county extension faculty, and anyone under 18 years of age. Late registrations (after February 16th) 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: 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. The Honey Bee Lab will send you a coupon code for a free ticket, within a week of registering. Hold your raffle and give your club's coupon code to the winner. The winner registers on Eventbrite, by entering the coupon code and choosing "Free Two Day 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 contact us at!  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 Spring 2020 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: The show will take place during the Bee College event. More details will be provided at a later date.   Misc. Refund requests will be honored in full if submitted prior to February 17th. No refunds will be granted on or after February 17th.  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 an hour, publix sandwiches will be served. Schedule The tentative schedule will be posted here when it is complete.


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