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KCEEI Junior Beekeeping

October 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Junior Beekeeping Program

About the Program

When: First Saturday of the month
October – December and March – September
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Where: Keystone College Jennings Hall, Keystone Apiary
Who:   Interested Youth Ages 8 to 16 who have an interest in pollinators, honey bees and beekeeping
What:   Introduction to beekeeping and honey bees

Description:  This program is intended to introduce youth to the practice of keeping bees, honey bee biology, and the basics of proper management.  The goal of the junior beekeeping program is to foster an appreciation of pollinators with the focus on honey bee species, Apis melifera, while increasing knowledge of best management practices guided by scientific research.

Introduction to Beekeeping

  • Basic Honey Bee Biology
  • Identifying the Queen, Workers and Drones
  • Parts of the Hive
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Pests & Diseases
  • In-the-Hive Experience
  • Honey Extraction (Harvesting, Extracting and Bottling)
  • Other Honey Bee Products

Included:  All equipment is provided. 

Cost: FREE

  • April 29: Learn the bees’ knees, other biology and what equipment you would need to get started.
  • May 6: Learn the ins and outs of how bees build their own home by inspecting a hive in our own apiary!
  • June 3: Let’s catch some swarms!
  • July 1: Discover how we can help protect our bees from pests and illness.
  • August 5: Who are the other Pollinators in our neighborhood?
  • September 2: Investigate a sticky board to find clues on colony health
  • October 7: Learn best practices for supporting bees through the winter.
  • November 4: Review of class time and test your skills!
  • December 2: Join Keystone College for our Holiday Workshop, and learn how to turn bees wax into a gift!


October 7, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kelley Stewart


120 College Avenue
120 College Avenue
Factoryville, PA 18419