September 14 – November 16, 2017 Beginner Beekeeping Certificate, 6 to 8 p.m.
This 10 week certificate program was designed to support both new and seasoned beekeepers through an entire apiary year. Participants will learn about honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, care of bees throughout the year, apiary production, and environmental challenges. By the end of this course, participants will be able to manage honey bee colonies for maximum bee health and honey production. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn a Beginner Beekeeping Certificate and will be prepared to take the Intermediate Beekeeping Certificate program, which is set to begin Winter 2018. These programs support a beekeeper's preparation for the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) of North America’s nationally recognized Master Beekeeping Examination. Classes start September 14, 2017 and will run every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. until November 16, 2017. The cost is $250 for the certificate which includes 10 sessions and handouts. The program will be held at LCEEC which is located at 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.