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Community Education Services

The Honeybee Education Program (HEP) was founded in 2009 and is a program of the LTM. HEP offers outreach programs to Hawaii Island’s schools and island farmers. HEP was created in response to declines in honeybee populations worldwide as well as locally. HEP’s mission is to benefit Hawaii’s diversified agriculture and potential growth in the beekeeping industry by providing educational services and vocational skills training that will expand the beekeeping community and sustain a healthy population of honeybees, thus preserving tropical agricultural production. HEP’s objective is to provide awareness and understanding about pollination as well as increase the number of beekeepers in the state of Hawaii. In the past two years, HEP has trained over 1,500 students and adults on the Island of Hawaii.

Our current Non profir programs: 

1. We currently work with  Kamaaina Hale Low Income Apartments Kona (serving over 150 youth), Miloli'i Village (serving 25-100 youth) and Molokai community (serving over 150 youth). 

 

We have built and maintained community gardens at community sites. Mentorship is provided by the Honeybee Education Program and newly formed ʻĀina-Based Education Program and offered as a service to these sites.Over 500 youth will benefit from this program. 

 

2. We offer Beekeeping Elective Programs at 2 schools in East Hawaii, providing skill-based mentorship to middle and high school students. Beekeeping Instructors will offer semester-long programs. Bee farm field trips. Currently we are working with Kalanianaole Middle School. 

3.We offer Free adult and family Beekeeping, Gardening, and Agricultrure Workshops to local Hawaiʻi Island residents. Follow us Instagram for workshop annoucements  

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Interested in one of these programs?

If you are interested in any of our free community-based programs- please fill out form and we will be in touch soon as we can 

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