UF/IFAS honey bee lab hosts beekeeper training Aug. 12-13
DAVIE, Fla. — If you’ve always wanted to raise bees, here’s your chance. The University of Florida IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab will hold a beekeeper training workshop on Aug. 12 and 13 in Davie, Florida.
The South Florida and Caribbean Bee College will be held at UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Ave., Davie, Florida, 33314. The two full days of courses will feature classes in pest control, honey extraction and queen care, among other topics.
“Bee College provides beekeepers with the proper tools and techniques they need to successfully keep honey bees in Florida,” said Mary Bammer, UF/IFAS Extension coordinator for the Honey Bee Research and UF/IFAS Extension Lab. “Beginner beekeepers will learn how to get started, those more experienced can pick up new practices, and participants who are just interested in bees in general will learn about the importance of bees to the environment and to everyday life.”
Cost to participate in the program ranges from $150 to $185 for both days. For more information, visit www.hbrel.eventbrite.com.
By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Mary Bammer, 352-273-3969, email@example.com