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USF Botanical Gardens to host Seventh Annual Taste of Honey event

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Seventh Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of the event.

Visitors are invited to sample more than 100 honeys from all over the world. The tasting event also will offer samplings of honey-inspired foods made with raw local honey, as well as door prizes and live music throughout the afternoon. In addition, attendees can enjoy special workshops by expert staff members on topics such as colony collapse, beekeeping basics and how to start your own apiary.

Tickets are on sale prior to the event for $20 each at On Sept. 17, tickets can be purchased at the USF Botanical Gardens’ entrance. All proceeds benefit the beekeeping program at the USF Botanical Gardens.

The USF Botanical Gardens is a non-profit, member-sponsored, educational facility. Part of the USF College of Arts and Sciences, the USF Botanical Gardens is open to the public seven days a week (except major holidays). It is located on the southwest corner of the Tampa campus, at Pine and Alumni drives, off of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, just north of Fowler Avenue. The mission of the USF Botanical Gardens is to foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural and cultural botanical heritage through living plant collections, displays, education and research.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


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