Whats New at The HBREL?

  • Bee College Keynote Speakers announced here.
  • Caribbean Bee College travel info posted here.
  • October-December Melitto Files is available here.
  • 2015 4-H Essay Competition announced here.
  • Register for Bee College here.

The HBREL's Mission to improve the health and productivity of honey bee colonies in Florida and globally by investing in research projects focusing on honey bee husbandry, ecology, behavior, and conservation. We also maintain an active research program focused on native pollinator ecology and conservation. The results from our research programs are communicated to clientele groups via targeted and multi-faceted extension efforts, thereby enhancing the sustainability of beekeeping and native pollinators and the agricultural/ ecological communities both support. Finally, undergraduate and graduate students can receive mentoring, training, and instruction in many areas related to honey bee and native pollinator research, thus ensuring a future generation of educators, researchers, conservationists and more.

Upcoming 8th Annual Bee College

Keynote Speakers
  • Dr. Deborah Delaney
  • Dr. Thomas Seeley
Featuring Classes for All Levels:
  • Step-by-step, How to Start
  • Beekeeping Equipment
  • Setting Up Your Apiary
  • Varroa Biology
  • Species and Races of Honey Bees
  • Honey Bee Nutrition
*And Many More!!
Coming March 6th and 7th 2015

Eventbrite - 2015 University of Florida Bee College

Click the image above to
register for Bee College.


Quick Contacts

Honey Bee Lab Staff

Dr. Jamie Ellis
Assoc. Professor of Entomology