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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Niagara College to launch Eastern Canada’s first Commercial Beekeeping program

Niagara College will launch its Commercial Beekeeping Graduate Certificate program – the first of its kind in Eastern Canada – on Tuesday, July 26 at 9 am.

The announcement will take place at the Niagara College Greenhouse at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, and will be followed by a tour of the on-campus apiary, which includes 30 actively managed hives and will serve as a key hands-on learning environment for students in the program.

Developed in consultation with the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, the program is designed to meet the significant and growing demand for highly-trained beekeepers.

WHO:

  • Niagara College faculty and staff and students
  • Representatives of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

WHAT:

Launch of Niagara College’s Commercial Beekeeping Graduate Certificate program and tour of on-campus apiary

WHERE:

Niagara College Greenhouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, 35 Taylor Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Click here for directions

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 26 at 9 am. The announcement and apiary tour will proceed rain or shine.

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Media inquiries, please contact:

Michael Wales
Senior Communications Officer
Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7773
Cell: 905.328.4101
mwales@niagaracollege.ca

Julie Greco
Communications Specialist
Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7368
Cell: 905.328.2532
jgreco@niagaracollege.ca