BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates listed!
Teachers who are current CBEEN members may access one complimentary program for their classroom in the school year. Teacher members can redeem their complimentary program with up to $250 bussing reimbursement. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available annually to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Intro to honey bees, pollination, and beekeeping
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study|
|Duration||Varies by Booking|
|Location||Field study in Revelstoke will utilize Ron's educational bee yard. In other communities, an attempt will be made to find a local educational bee yard. In the classroom, an observation hive will be used.|
|Contact This Presenteremail@example.com|
About the Program
This interactive program looks at the role of the beekeeper, as well as the role honey bees have in our food production through pollination. Students have an opportunity to be hands on with bee hive equipment, to suit up and look inside the hive, to hold a frame of honey bees, to identify the different types of bees in a hive, and to sample raw honey. Presentations are customized to the average age of the group for content and duration.
The field study option will take place in an educational bee yard (spring/summer), while the classroom program will include an observation hive (autumn/winter).
About the Community Educator
Ron is a beekeeper based in Revelstoke, starting out as a hobby beekeeper and transitioning into operating a commercial beekeeping operation in 2018, which today has 75 hives. Ron has always had a passion for teaching and sharing information on a variety of subjects, and now shares his beekeeping experiences through social media, as well as through introductory workshops and hosting school classes at his bee yard.