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Private Group presentationsBeehind the scenes with Honeybee Centre bees!

smaller but magical bee-centric events.

Interested in an exclusive bee experience? You and your closest friends can experience the world of bees by booking a private group tour! From birthdays to corporate events and more, we can create an experience just for you. Learn AND have fun at Honeybee Centre!

Our programs are available for private bookings, for all ages, in small to large groups. You can choose from any (or all) of the topics below. Please note some topics are seasonal.

**NOW accepting bookings for fall 2022, winter and spring 2023.

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

(Please note our Private Programs are booked per person)

Basic Bees

60 minutes (up to 15 guests – recommended for school aged children)

$120 +tax

Additional guests (60 minute)

$8 +tax

Add 30 minutes

$30 +tax

Add beeswax candle rolling (per candle)

$3 +tax

Add Honey Tasting (per person)

$0.75

Add a Hive Opening – (available from June 1 to August 15) weather permitting, limited availability

$50 +tax

Honeybee Centre has offered fun, exciting and interactive presentations for over 15 years! We are a staple in the community and we continue to grow and expand to offer new and fresh programming for all ages! Join us in our classroom for our Basic Bee education program which includes education about bees, beekeeping, pollination & environmental stewardship, interactive activities to accompany each lesson, and a take-home, bee-friendly, wildflower seedling craft included with our 60 minute session.

Birthday Party – We Put the BEE in Birthday

90 minute (up to 10 guests)

$250+tax

Additional guests

$15+tax

SELECT SATURDAYS FROM 1:30-3PM ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Birthdays can be booked up to 2 months in advance.

You can’t spell Birthday without a “Bee”! Honeybee Centre’s birthdays are the best around. Beat your birthday party blues with the sweetest party in town! Parents feel good because its educational, we feel good because we love showing our guests the wonderful world of the honeybee, and kids just have fun!

Classic Birthday Party includes:

– 15 minute interactive Honeybee presentation.

– 90 minutes of private/supervised use of party room for present opening and cake

– Fun hands on craft (select beeswax candle rolling or bee friendly wildflower seed planting in a mini terracotta pot).

– Honeybee Centre water bottle with honeystix inside for each guest

Bees and Blooms – Recommended for spring – 1 hour

Base Price (minimum of 8 guests)

$25 +tax / child

Learn all about the relationship between bees and flowers. Explore nectar and pollen with games & science experiments. Plant a small bee friendly herb or flower pot (based on availability) to take home with you!

Beeswax Candle Making – Available all year – 1-1.5 hours

Base Price (based on a minimum of 8 people)

$25 +tax / person

What exactly is beeswax? Where does it come from, how do we harvest it and what can we use it for? Come learn a few fascinating facts about beeswax then roll and pour beeswax candles.

Beeswax Wraps – Available all year – 1 hour

Base Price (based on a minimum of 8 people)

$25 +tax / person

What exactly is beeswax? Where does it come from, how do we harvest it and how can it help us save our environment? Come learn a few fascinating facts about beeswax then make 3 different sized wax wraps to take home for food storage.

Junior Beekeeper/Private Hive Tour – AVAILABLE from June 1 to August 15 (Hive Tours are weather dependent) – plan for 1.5-2 hours

Base rate (for 6 guests)

$200 +tax

Additional Guests

$30 +tax / person

Following a short bee lesson, we will get suited up and open up a working bee hive! Children (and adults) will dress like a beekeeper and participate in a hive opening and inspection.

Honey Extraction – AVAILABLE NOW for Private Bookings 1.5-2.5 hours

Two frames of honey and 10 x 250gram jars (or 5 x 500gram jars) with lids

$250 +tax

Additional 2 frames

$150 +tax

Learn about how honey is made, where honey comes from and how we get it out of the honeycomb! Watch an extraction demo, taste honey straight from the frame and pour your own jars to take home!

Bee and Wasp Homes – AVAILABLE NOW for Private Bookings 1.5 hours

Base Price (minimum of 8 guests)

$30 +tax / Mason House

Wasps, hornets, and bees all have a lot in common, but there are plenty of ways to tell the difference be-tween them. Today, we take an up-close look at their homes to identify the similarities and differences. Build a mason bee home to take home with you. Mason bee cocoons are available in early spring for purchase in the store.

* additional fee for programs starting after 4:45pm and on weekends.

For info or to book a private session, contact Cassie at Honeybee Centre 604-575-2337 or cassie@honeybeecentre.com

 

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