Media Release

June Commercial Horticulture Program

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:15 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program for June, 2014. This program is being offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Becoming a Beekeeper – Beginners Short Courses – June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon

Topics include: Honey Extraction, Hive Inspections, and Bee Forages & Plants

Explore the world of honey bees and steps to becoming a beekeeper at the “Becoming a Beekeeper - Beginners Short Courses.” This course will allow the participants to receive a complete perspective of the process and expense involved with keeping honey bees as a hobby or alternative farm enterprise. It should allow the participant to decide if this is something they want to do.

Additional upcoming short courses: August 16 - Pest Management & Summer Hive Management; October 11 - Preparing for Winter.

Classes are free. This will be handson short courses where participants will be working with an active hive. Class is limited to first 50 registrants.


There is no cost to attend, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).

For more information about this program, call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar for additional programs offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).