2021 Spring Virtual Bee College Registration is OPEN!

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for the 2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College!
Image Credit: Suzy Rodriguez, Department of Entomology and Nematology


Join the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for the 2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College! Imagine FOUR Saturday mornings in March 2021 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 four as a “Package Deal” for a reduced fee. Register for the “Package Deal” or for each session separately– whatever works best with your schedule.

Image Credit: UF IFAS Honey Bee Laboratory


-$125 for all four sessions/person (“Package Deal”)
NOTE -Tickets for each session will close the Tuesday before each session. There will be a $25 late fee for any participants who register the Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday before each session.
-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. E-mail honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu for this promo code.

For Bee Clubs/Association
Bee Clubs/Associations can purchase a “Package Deal”, all four sessions, at a discounted rate ($110) 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. Hold your raffle and give your club’s coupon code to the winner.
3. Contact honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu to receive the promo code to give to 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 https://zoom.us/download.

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 honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu

Zoom Software & Information

How to join a Zoom meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=hIkCmbvAHQQ&feature=emb_logo

For more help go to: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Schedule2021 Virtual Bee College Agenda

*Speaker names will be shared closer to the date. Join our mailing list at www.ufhoneybee.com to receive updates.
*In an event of an emergency or other immediate circumstance, some courses may differ. Our schedule is fully dependent on our scheduled speakers.


-Refund requests will be honored in full if submitted 7 days prior to registered session. No refunds will be granted on or after 7 days before a session (For example, refunds will be made in full if submitted prior to March 6, 2021 for a participant who registers for session 2 on March 13, 2021)

-There will be a 10 minute “break” between each session. Participants will be able to move from track to track throughout the morning. Meeting rooms have a maximum capacity. If a meeting room is full, you will need to sign into another track.

-Bee College pins will be mailed to participants after an online survey is completed. The survey will be shared after session 4 is complete (March 27, 2021). Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for pins to arrive. We apologize for any inconveniences.

These classes will NOT be recorded or archived. Participants must choose to attend only one class per hour. Speakers will be responsible for providing content and handouts during their sessions and may provide handouts of their presentations during their session.

-2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College lectures and course materials, including PowerPoint presentations, outlines, videos, handouts, and similar materials, are protected by copyright law and by University policy. You may not reproduce, distribute or display (post/upload) lecture notes, recordings, or course materials in any way without written consent from the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory.

-If any accommodations are needed, please contact Amy Vu at honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.

To register, click HERE.

UF/IFAS Extension is An Equal Opportunity Institution
Photo cover credit: Kerryanne Shuler


Posted: February 5, 2021

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