Jr. Beekeeping Academy - Catch the Buzz!
Mark your calendars, new Jr. Beekeeping courses will be held on May 5th 2018. And one more date TBD.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in a beehive or what beekeepers do
to care for honey bees?
In this course, youth will learn about the different castes of honey bees, their relationship with flowers, why they sting, and how they are utilized in agriculture. We will discuss honey, beeswax, and more about the inner workings of a honey bee colony. Finally, we will talk about the seasonal jobs of a beekeeper, the tools necessary to be a beekeeper, and together inspect a real, living honey bee hive!
Youth (9-13) will spend approximately 3 hours in a fun and educational immersion into the fascinating world of bees learning about anatomy, biology, sociology, and their vital role in our food system as well as a hands-on introduction to beekeeping including tools, bee products and a visit inside of a hive (all protective gear is provided).
Cost: $40 for the 1st Child, $30 for the second. So bring your friends and family!
Due to the hands-on nature of this class, participation is limited to the first 12 registrants.
Children should bring their lunch (peanut free), and plenty to drink. (We will have extra water.) All attendees must sign a standard Release/Waiver form.