- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Inmates in Littlerock are being trained by bee keepers as part of a program that connects prisoners to sustainable farming.

KING-TV reports (https://kng5.tv/1JqNboN) Cedar Creek Corrections Center is one of 12 Washington prisons that host the Sustainability in Prisons Project. The beekeeper’s program is one of several ways inmates can learn about sustainability.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jack Boysen, who has spent almost a decade behind bars, says bee keeping is one of the better jobs in prison. He previously didn’t know much about bees, but now he can spot disease, pests and healthy gathering of pollen.

Boysen plans to start his own hives when he’s released in about six months.

The Sustainability in Prisons Project is working with the Olympia Bee Keeper’s Association to secure funding for a beekeeper apprentice certification program.


Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/



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