The pride of the hive celebrate graduation
THE first cohort of beekeeping students celebrated their graduation at a Yanchep training facility last week.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products held its first graduation ceremony and its official opening on September 26.
Education Minister Sue Ellery presented the 15 graduates with their Certificate III Beekeeping qualifications and Pearce MHR Christian Porter officially opened the centre in the Yanchep Innovation Hub.
Chief executive Liz Barbour said the centre was offering a second course in Jandakot and would offer another in Yanchep next year.
“We are working on developing additional courses, which will focus on ‘honey bee products as a high- value product’,” said.
She said the centre and UWA business school had developed a ‘Honey Hackathon’ and support continued through monthly meet-ups, with the next one planned for October 16 from 7pm to 9pm.
Jarrah Clarke wants to see what the buzz is all about.