As low as $49 for one year. Save 59%.
As low as $49 for one year. Save 59%.

Virtual Bee College offered this summer

Ray Bodrey Gulf County Extension Director UF
IFAS Special to The Star
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Join the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for our very first 2020 Summer Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College! Imagine five Saturday mornings in August of all things honey bees. Those new to beekeeping can follow the beginner track, while more experienced beekeepers can participate in sessions focused on honey bee stressors and other advanced topics related to beekeeping. Speakers include UF/IFAS faculty, staff, students, members from the Florida State Beekeepers Association, specialists from Bee Informed Partnership, and other honey bee specialists around the world! Participants can choose to attend one session or all five as a “Package Deal” for a reduced fee. Register for the “Package Deal” or for each session separately-- whatever works best with your schedule. Please note: spaces are limited per “meeting room”. Each class will be on a first come, first serve basis. If a meeting room is full, you will need to log into another track.



-$150 for all five sessions/person (“Package Deal”)

-10% discounts available only when purchasing the “Package Deal” 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.

For Bee Clubs/Association

Bee Clubs/Associations can purchase a “Package Deal”, all five sessions, at a discounted rate ($130) to raffle off to your club's members. Only one discounted ticket is allowed per club. Follow the steps below:

1. As a club, purchase the 'Bee Club- Discounted' 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 Registration".

Connecting/Attending to this class - How is this going to work?

This classes will be presented online via the Zoom teleconferencing platform, which can be downloaded ahead of time at

You will receive an e-mail from us the day before the session begins with three links to the event and password (there is one link per track). We ask that you do NOT share these links. This will minimize any zoom hacking and will provide an overall better experience to our registered participants. If you do not already have Zoom installed, you will be given the option to install automatically after clicking the link. Please give yourself time to download and familiarize yourself with the program ahead of time.

You will not need a microphone or webcam to participate. Each participant will be automatically muted upon entry. Two facilitators will be available in each meeting room to help answer any questions that may arise.

For more information about Virtual Bee College, contact Amy Vu, Extension Coordinator, at

To register and for detailed information please visit: