Undergraduate Students

There are opportunities for undergraduate students interested in honey bees to become a member of the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory. Students can work alongside the HBREL team as volunteers or research assistant employees, take a course offered by Dr. Ellis or other lab members, and/or develop, execute, and publish quality research while a member of the HBREL.

1. Get Involved - There may be opportunities for students to volunteer to assist with various research projects and extension programs. If you would like to help out and be a part of the HBREL, please contact honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu to learn about the availability of volunteer opportunities.

2. Take a class - Members of the HBREL offer bee-related courses at the University of Florida. Undergraduate students are eligible to take many of these courses. Find out more about the courses offered by the HBREL here.

3. Conduct undergraduate research - Undergraduate students can participate in or independently conduct a research project related to honey bees. Interested students should contact Dr. Jamie Ellis for more information.

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