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Jr. Beekeeping Academy - Catch the Buzz!

Jr. Beekeeping Academy will be held on June 22nd 2019 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

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: $50.00 per child.

Due to the hands-on nature of this class, and cost (and size) of protective gear, participation is limited to the first 15 registrants.

Children should bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink (We will have extra water). All attendees must sign a standard Release/Waiver form.

If your child had an allergy, please make sure to bring all needed medication and email rachel@marylandagriculture.org.