Beekeeper Certification Program – KCEEI Workshops
About the Program
Learn science-based principles of beekeeping with an intensive classroom and hands-on field experience.
Level 1: Apprentice Beekeeper
In this course, you will learn the basics of beekeeping: Honey bees as a pollinator, bee behavior, and the basics of beekeeping.
Learn about bee anatomy, bee species, and their lifestyle, in addition to the equipment necessary and safe practices for beekeeping.
Upon completion, participants will have the basic knowledge necessary to set up and manage a backyard apiary and move on to our level two advanced beekeeper course. Instruction for all levels including beginners, no experience necessary. Ages 18 and over.
Level 2: Advanced Beekeeper
Dates: Fall 2022 Dates TBA
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Lackawanna Hall
Fee: $250, plus the cost of textbook (Order Textbook here)
Instructor: Casie Berkhouse
Kelley Stewart, Director of KCEEI
Meet your instructor:
Casie Berkhouse is a holistic certified beekeeper, educator, and environmentalist. She started working with beekeepers at the age of 8. As an adult, Casie worked with experienced beekeepers in New York Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Currently, she maintains two expanding apiaries of her own and assists with others in the community. She takes a bioecological approach to be keeping that includes the human collective. She believes that a scientific discipline is necessary when dealing with the European Honeybee as an ecosystem engineer.
Along with raising bees for equity within the biosphere, Berkhouse homes dart frogs, reptiles, and a rescue dog. She breeds fruit flies, isopods, and springtails as feeder insects.
Keystone College reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled, registrants will be notified and a refund will be processed. Requests for refunds for withdrawals must be submitted in writing five days prior to the start of the program. Refunds will not be issued for failure to attend a program.