The Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) is a multi-functioning laboratory of the Entomology & Nematology department, of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. HBREL operates on the three main pillars of our Land grant Institution: Research, Extension, and Instruction.

Steinmetz Hall

On-Campus Laboratory

The primary laboratory is housed in the Department of Entomology and Nematology and includes the HBREL’s faculty and technician offices, post-doc and graduate student offices, our Extension office as well as our research laboratory.

PO Box 110620
Steinmetz Hall
1881 Natural Area Dr., Bldg. 970
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-3969

*Please note all visitors must check in with the department secretaries and receive parking passes to park at the department. The secretary will then contact the personnel you wish to visit.

Bee Biology Research Unit

Off-Campus Lab and Apiary

The Bee Biology unit is an off-campus unit located just south of the university’s main campus in Gainesville. At the Bee Biology Research Unit (a.k.a. the ‘Bee Unit’ or BU), we typically house between 50-100 hives, run various native and honey bee research projects, store beekeeping equipment, and teach classes about beekeeping. The BU is also the main laboratory and office space for the Integrated Crop Pollination field team.

Bee Biology Research Unit
2895 SW 23rd Terrace
Gainesville FL, 32611

*Please note, the Bee Biology Research Unit is a private facility and is open to non-research staff by appointment only.

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