December 2016 NewsFlash


November 16, 2016- COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center is excited to announce a new Beekeeping Certificate. This four-month certificate program is set to start January 2017 and is currently accepting students.

The 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 certificate in beekeeping.

Classes start January 12, 2017 and will run every other Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. until May 18, 2017. The cost is $250 for the certificate which includes 10 sessions and handouts. The program will be held at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) which is located at 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township.

Dates Session Topics
January 12, 2017 Introduction to the Honey Bee
January 26, 2017 Beekeeping Equipment
February 9, 2017 Preparing Your Apiary
February 23, 2017 Spring Apiary Management
March 9, 2017 Environmental Challenges
March 23, 2017 Summer Apiary Management
April 6, 2017 The Honey Bee and our Ecosystem
April 20, 2017 Apiary Produce
May 4, 2017 Fall Apiary Management
May 18, 2017 Into the Apiary: Overview & Tour

To register or for more information, please contact Michelle Wheeler at (570) 842-1506 or visit LCEEC’s website at for session descriptions and our beekeeper instructors’ biographies.

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