The March 23 & 24 Panhandle Bee College in Blountstown Florida is a two-day event offering training for beekeepers of all experience levels, gardeners, naturalists, county agents, and anyone interested in honey bees.
This year, the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory will offer a mixture of multi-class training series in addition to traditional shorter lectures. The Friday and Saturday courses cover practical beekeeping skills, honey bee behavior, specialty hive products, native bees, and pollination. There will be live honey bee colonies on site for open hive demonstrations; protective gear is available for everyone. Children under 12 are welcome to participate in the Jr. Bee College on Saturday, and everyone is encouraged to enter honey, hive products, art, and more in the Bee College Honey Show.
For registration, agenda, vendor, honey show, and other information, click here.