On Aug. 12-13, UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Services in Davie is hosting the South Florida Bee College.

On Aug. 12-13, UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services in Davie is hosting the South Florida Bee College. / J.D. Vivian

If you’re a beekeeper or a bee enthusiast, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services in Davie is hosting a two-day event just for you.

The South Florida Bee College is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Ave., Davie. More than 50 lectures, workshops, and demonstrations will be held.

Members of UF’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory will hold classes for beekeepers of all ages and experience levels, gardeners, naturalists, county agents, and anyone else interested in honey bees.


Included in the registration fee on both days are snacks, lunch, and a banquet dinner on Friday. Ticket prices vary, so visit the following website for more information, to register, and to download a schedule: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/SFbee_college.shtml.