Amazing honeybee

THE AMAZING HONEYBEE WORKSHOPS

See, touch, smell, and learn about the amazing honeybee.

Honeybee Happy Workshops dedicates itself to educating kids, families, and businesses about honeybees, backyard beekeeping, and the connection pollination has with bees, humans, and the worlds food web.  
 

All workshops, both in the classroom and outside, are designed to align within the current teaching curriculum and are created to be a learning experience that is interactive, informative, and extremely fun for elementary and middle school students.

To book or inquire about our workshops please email Mark or text to 778-882-1236.

We use live observation beehives, labeled demonstration beehives, props, videos, books, poster boards, crafts, interactive games, and much more to teach about pollination, the amazing honeybee, and the beekeeper.

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Beehive honey share
Probolis

WORKSHOP #1

The Bee Apiary, The Garden, and our 
Amazing Pollinators

Perfect for all Grade Levels, Families, and Small Groups

  • Walk through and explore a Bee Friendly Garden and see pollination at work.

  • Identify different types of bees, bugs, and plants within the garden.

  • Visit the Bee Apiary and Rain Bird Vegetable Farm.

  • Become a beekeeper. Dress up and help inspect honey bee hives. Learn all about the lifecycle and how honey bees live together.

  • Get hands on while handling bee frames full of honey bees

  • Find the queen in our Observation Hive

  • Touch and feel propolis and bee wax.

  • Taste different types of honey and pollen.

  • enjoy a Honey treat

 

Location: Field trip to Honey Bee Happy Bee Apiary at Rain Bird Farms from April - September

Time Required: 2.5 - 3 hours

Cost:

* Schools $300 / Max. 25 kids

Additional Children: $8/child

*Families $50

Amazing honeybee
Pollination

WORKSHOP #1

Pollination and the Life Cycle of 
Amazing Honey Bee!

Perfect for grades K - Grade 8
 

Children will experience and be able to…

  • Explore into a real observation hive (March - August).

  • Learn about pollination, flowers, and the amazing honeybee.

  • Taste different types of honey and pollen.

  • Touch and feel all parts of the beehive inside and out.

  • Smell and touch bee frames, bees wax and propolis.

  • Identify what they see on a honeybee frame - pollen, nectar, wax, eggs, brood, propolis.

  • Understand the lifecycle and role of a worker bee, a drone, and the queen.

 

Have a honey snack, play a game, and craft. Each student will create a wildflower power pack to take home and plant. Other craft options available below.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand how pollination works and how honeybees impact our world.

  • Identify basic flower and bee biology.

  • Identify the male, female, and queen bee.

  • Offer ideas thru discussion in how we can all save the bees.

 

Location: In classroom

Time required: 2 hours 

Cost: $325 / Max. 25 kids

Additional Children: $8/child

Beekeeper suite
Honey
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WORKSHOP #2

The Beekeeper and the Honey!

Perfect for Grades 4-7

 

Each child will leave with a there own jar of honey, a honey spoon and membership card to the Honey Bee Happy Kids Club.

Children will experience and be able to…

  • Explore into a real observation hive (March - September).

  • Learn and see how bees make honey.

  • Taste different types of honey and pollen.

  • Extract, filter, jar, and label raw honey.

  • Smell and touch bees wax and propolis.

  • Have a honey snack and create a take home honey gift.

  • Learning objectives.

  • Be able to identify and in groups assemble a standard hive.

  • Identify the basic beekeeper and beehive equipment tools.

  • Identify what they see on a honeybee frame - pollen, nectar, wax, eggs, brood, propolis.

  • Understand the lifecycle and role of a worker bee, a drone, and the queen.

  • Understand how honeybees store and make honey.

  • Learn how a beekeeper extracts honey from the beehive and gets it into a jar.

Location: In classroom

Time required: 2 hours

Cost: $350 / Max 25 kids

Additional Children: $8/child

Safety and Anaphylaxis

Although a honey bee sting is rare it can happen. Your beekeeper always carries a first aid kit which includes epipens. Prior to walking in and around the bee yard all children and adults will be dressed in bee protective clothing and given a safety lesson.


 

Take Home Craft Options

One craft per workshop:

  • Wild Flower Seed Power Pack

  • Candle Rolling with Bees Wax

  • Build a Honey Bee Frame

  • Bee Slime
     

 

Three Ways to Help Save the Bees

  • Plant bee friendly flowers

  • Become a backyard beekeeper

  • Educate others about the amazing honey

Northeast native wildflower mix for the honeybee
Science Big Ideas!

 

  • Plants and animals have observable features (Kindergarten) 
     

  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in the environment (Grade 1) 
     

  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment (Grade 2) 
     

  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped and interact in their ecosystems (Grade 3)
     

  • All living things sense and respond to their environment (Grade 4) 

Learning concepts

 

  • Pollination and the World Food Web
     

  •  Identify native pollinators
     

  • Basic needs of plants and animals
     

  • Classifications of living and non living things
     

  • Insect bee biology
     

  • Names of native insects, plants, and animals
     

  • Structural features of living things in the local environment
     

  • Behavioural adaptations of animals in the local environment
     

  • Similarities between offspring and parent (Queen Bee and the Worker)
     

  • Natural and human made features of the local environment

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What flowers do bees like?​

  • Lilacs

  • Lavender

  • Wisteria

  • Mint

  • Sunflowers

  • Poppies

  • Black-eyed Susan

  • Honeysuckle

  • Roses