Started in 2017, 4 beekeepers had a vision to establish a program for children/youth 8 to 12 interested in learning about beekeeping.   As no other year long programs were available, and most education consisted of workshops in schools and community groups, a more in-depth program was seen as beneficial to educate young people in beekeeping.  A hands-on approach was developed to give participants practical experience in an apiary combined with theory and workshops.  The program meets monthly and follows the typical beekeeper’s year, from equipment preparation to winterizing the hives.