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FieldTripsMake a beeline forHoneybee Centre

Looking for an educational experience that will have students buzzing with excitement? Field trips to our centre are as informative as they are sweet (we apologize in advance for the effect of our honey!). 

wanna-bee an expert on all things honeybee?

Educating THE WORLD our community and beyond is something everyone at Honeybee Centre is passionate about. Since our first hive got busy (a long, long time ago), we’ve been offering interactive presentations and tours to share the magical world of bees with everyone we can.

Our completely renovated Honeybee Classroom has transformed our educational programs, providing a fresh, new environment to really experience bees in a brand new way. At Honeybee Centre, you can pick your own adventure! Choose from programs that cover bees, beekeeping, pollination, environmental stewardship and more! Each lesson is paired with interactive activities (bees don’t sit still and neither do students!) and you can add on take-home crafts like, bee-friendly, wildflower seed planting or beeswax candle rolling! Curriculum connections, pre and post package are available for educators to reinforce lessons learned at Honeybee Centre.

*We Offer In-Person And Virtual Field Trips as well as private bookings.

NOW ACCEPTING 2022/2023 FIELD TRIP BOOKINGS

Objectives

  1. To share with EVERYONE the amazing world of honeybees through education and hands-on activities and explorations.
  2. To explain the important relationship between humans and honeybees.
  3. To educate students about the integral role honeybees have in our food web.
  4. To involve students and help them explore the importance of pollinators as a keystone species in the earth’s ecosystem.

admissions

Honeybee Themed Playtime for Preschool Groups (NEW)

Base Price (up to 14 students)

$100 +tax

Additional students

$6 each +tax

Teachers, support staff, up to 4 parents

Free

Parents & Caregivers

$2 +tax

60 minute field trip (customized for all ages)

Base Price (up to 15 students)

$120 +tax

Additional students

$8 each +tax

Teachers, support staff, up to 4 parents

FREE

Parents & Caregivers

$2 +tax

Add-On Items

Two Colour Candle

$4.25 / person

Simple Candle

$3 / person

Honey Tasting (in-person)

$0.75 / person

Seed Planting

$1 / person

For field trips starting after 4:45pm

+$30

Spring Hive Opening

+$60

*Limited dates are available for Hive Openings, please enquire.

Additional fee for programs on Saturdays

Honeybee Classroom Drop-in

Most Saturdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm

FREE

Donations gratefully accepted.

The classroom is open to explore! Bee and insect themed puzzle, games, crafts. Try on a beekeeping suit, plant some bee friendly seed, and so much more. Suitable for all ages including toddlers!

November Dates:

November 5

November 12

November 19

We wil BEE back in January!

*Prices do not include GST

EXPLORATIONBee-Centric Lessons

Bees, bees, bees, and more bees—also, pollination, extraction/beekeeping, and civic duty!

We like to keep you on your feet which is why all of our lessons feature interactive stations—is there a better way to learn than hands-on experience? We don’t think so! Everyone will have the opportunity to learn, explore, and experience all of our lessons using all of their senses.

aCTIVITIESA Sensory Experience

How will we engage all five senses? Everyone (who wants to!) will TASTE different types of honey, TOUCH displays and learn about bees in a tactile manner, SEE real beekeeping props and displays, LISTEN to lessons from our guide and the reactions and observations from their peers, and SMELL bee products like bee pollen, beeswax, and propolis.

ADD-ONSGet Crafty!

BEESWAX CANDLE
These candles are sweet enough to eat (though we don’t recommend it! Sample our honey instead!). We’ve made candle making a fun and educational activity where students learn about how bees make wax, as well as how to roll candles. Each student will get hands-on and roll their own candle (two sizes available).

Recommended Ages: 7+
Cost: $3 to $4.25 per candle

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