This is a very exciting program we are offering this year for children age 8 and up!
We plan on meeting once a month on a Saturday beginning in October, with each session including an informative lesson, follow-up activity and project. Children will learn all about bees, how to be a successful beekeeper, and get to make various products from our harvests such as salves, chapstick, beeswax wraps, pollinator seed bombs, candles, soap etc...
We will be adding a more advanced class the following year for children to build on their knowledge and skills they will learn this year, and may even have a 3rd year class become available.
Children with permission from parents and required safety gear, will be able to get a little closer to the hives and be present during inspections and when it's time to harvest the honey. However, participation in these "hive days" is not mandatory and will be considered extra days, so if you opt out of this portion your child will not be missing out on our regularly scheduled class days. Any child wanting this interactive experience with the hive will be required to purchase a bee suit, gloves and boots (ask me for details).
Any details given here are subject to change as we finish up putting everything together. We apologize for putting out an unfinished event, but are just so excited to be offering this, we wanted to let everyone know about it now, for your planning!
Cost: $35/class ($25/additional sibling)
or $300/yr ($225/yr for add. siblings)