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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.

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

Basic Bees

Available all year round based on classroom availability.

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.

60 minutes (up to 22 guests – recommended for school aged children)

$200 +tax

Additional guests (60 minute)

$8.50 +tax

Add 30 minutes

$35 +tax

Add beeswax candle rolling (per candle)

$3.50 +tax

Add Honey Tasting (per person)

$0.75

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

$75 +tax

Birthday Party – We Put the BEE in Birthday

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!

90 minute (up to 10 guests)

$250+tax

Additional guests

$15+tax

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

– Adults are welcome to stay and are not counted into the total number of guests. Please note our classroom space will fit approx. 25 people.

– Our Greenhouse space is available to add on to your booking for $75+tax/hour.

Bees and Blooms

Recommended for spring – 60 minutes

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!

60 minutes (up to 8 guests)

$240+tax

Additional guests

$30 +tax / child

Beeswax Candle Making

Available all year – 1-1.5 hours

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.

60-90 minutes (up to 8 guests)

$240+tax

Additional guests

$30 +tax / person

Beeswax Wraps

Available all year – 60 minutes

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.

60-90 minutes (up to 8 guests)

$240+tax

Additional guests

$30 +tax / person

Junior Beekeeper/Private Hive Tour

Available from June 1 to August 15

Plan for 1.5-2 hours

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.

Base rate (for 6 guests)

$200 +tax

Additional Guests

$30 +tax / person

Honey Harvest

Available starting in September (while frames last)

Plan for 1.5-2.5 hours

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!

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

$250 +tax

Additional 2 frames

$150 +tax

Bee and Wasp Homes

Available February to April

Plan for 1.5 hours

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

Base Price (up to 6 guests)

$250+tax

Additional guests

$30+tax

* 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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