This week’s featured video was produced by the Gainesville Sun to share the story of the completion of the brand new University of Florida Honey Bee Research & Extension Lab.  The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research Team will be moving into this wonderful new facility this month.  On June 4th,  Dr. Jamie Ellis, UF Entomologist and world renowned Bee Specialist, provided a video tour of the new facilities.  There will be a Grand Opening Ceremony and Open House for tours of the new facilities in Gainesville, FL held on August 25 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern time.

The following information was provided by the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Education Lab (HBREL) website:

The new HBREL facilities are comprised of three buildings.

  1. The main building houses the lab’s faculty, staff, and student offices, a conference/break room, a teaching classroom, a research laboratory, and a honey bee observation hive room.
  2. A large, covered pavilion is located in the HBREL apiary and is used for honey bee events and instruction.
  3. The third building is the Gainesville headquarters of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Apiary Inspection team as well as a workshop and storage shed, a state-of-the-art honey extraction facility, and a beekeeper museum.


If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across an interesting or humorous video, or a new product innovation related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo


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