East Georgia State College (EGSC) will host its second honey extraction party on Thursday, September 9! The event will be held in the lobby outside the college auditorium in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Building from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Members of EGSC’s Beekeeping Club, students, faculty, staff, and members from the community are invited to attend. Guests will learn about honey, how it is made by honeybees, and how it is collected by beekeepers.
EGSC’s Beekeeping Club is expecting to extract 70 pounds of honey at the event. During the first extraction in November 2019, around 22 pounds of honey was collected.
East Georgia State College maintains an apiary on the Swainsboro EGSC campus. The major goal of the apiary is to increase awareness about honeybees and other pollinators as well as their importance to the environment and how to protect both them and their habitats.
Since its designation as a Bee Campus USA institution in 2016, East Georgia State College has greatly increased its efforts to achieve these goals and to further promote honeybee and pollinator protection education to its students, staff, faculty, and community.