Beekeeping Level 1: Spring
About the Program
Learn science-based principles of beekeeping with an intensive classroom and hands-on field experience.
Level 1: Apprentice Beekeeper
An introduction to the basic techniques of managing honey bee colonies coming out of winter and into the spring.
Topics covered will include operational aspects such as populating a hive, re-queening, medication, feeding, and honey extraction.
Production of items using honey and bees wax will be practiced as well.
Dates: March 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, and May 6
Time: 10-11:50 a.m.
Location: Jennings Hall
Fee: $250, plus the cost of textbook (Order Textbook here)
Instructor: Casie Berkhouse
Keystone College Environmental Education Institute
Kelley Stewart, Director of KCEEI
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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.