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COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
Wild Voices programs are cancelled for April 2020 through June 2020 due to full and partial school closures in BC. In the coming months we will be planning ways for the Wild Voices program to restart in September 2020, including new options for online learning with our Wild Voices programs as a new bookable option for our Wild Voices programming.
For online learning in May and June 2020 we encourage you to check out the Wild Voices Online presentation series! More information and registration can be found at cbeen.ca/wild-voices-online.
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 Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.