Kids and Family Hive Class and Tour
This class and tour is geared towards school age children ages 6 and up.
We will begin our class/tour in our classroom area where we will examine bee biology and the ecology in the hive. We will learn how to identify honey, pollen, nectar, eggs, brood, queen bee, worker bees, drone bees, pests and much more. We will also take some time learning about the tools a beekeeper uses and why we use those tools.
After finishing our lesson, we will go over bee yard etiquette and get dressed in protective bee yard attire. We will then take a stroll on our farm where we will see bees pollinating our wildflower gardens. The last stop on our tour, will be our main apiary that is home to 20 hives or 1,000,000 bees. While in the main apiary we will observe bees flying in and out of their hives.
After watching the bees, we will return to the classroom where we will sample honey. There will be many photo opportunities along the way. If you are interested in signing up for this tour and class, please click on the dates listed below.
*If you are a school and are wanting to plan a field trip for a larger group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to schedule while the bees are in season. Once temptress get below 50's we do not visit the bees. Please note for larger classes we may not get dressed in the bee suites as we may not have enough.
Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 Kids & Family Hive Tour & Class Dates
With The Honeybee Conservancy, we’re creating a bee education program that will bring awareness, excite, and empower students, while dispelling common fears often associated with bees.
Demonstration hives in our BeeVillage gives children and adults the unique opportunity to experience bees and their environment firsthand. We believe this exposure to the fascinating world of bees gives people the power to move from bee observers to bee advocates.