The goal of the bee college is to increase the number of beekeepers in Florida to 3,000 from about 980.
The goal of the bee college is to increase the number of beekeepers in Florida to 3,000 from about 980.

The University of Florida will host its first bee college in South Florida, Aug. 16-17, in Fort Lauderdale.

The two-day college also will feature courses in Spanish, according to a news release.

Among the courses are beekeeping for beginners, candle making, honey extraction, live bee removal training and a honey tasting.

There will be a track for the more experienced as well as for novices.

The goal of the bee college, now 5 years old, is to increase the number of registered beekeepers in Florida to nearly 3,000 from about 980.

The cost is $125 per person for one day or $185 for both days.

Family and other discounts are available. Meals and printed material are included in the price.

Register online at http://southfloridabeecollege.eventbrite.com.