What: A one day camp offered to students in the greater community of Toronto. Students will be introduced to the world of bees with hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Highlights of the day will be inspecting a honey bee hive, hunting native bees, and collecting data as a citizen scientist.
When: Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Where: University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1. The camp will take place at the University Honey Bee Research Centre and Arboretum.
Who: Sarah Red-Laird, aka Bee Girl, and University Honey Bee Research Centre staff will work with a small group of 4th – 6th grade students.
More Details: The Beekeeping Academy is a one day camp for kids going into grades four through six. Students will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the world of the bee. During the morning hours, we will take an in-depth look into bee anatomy, biology, and sociology, and their vital role in our food system. The afternoon will be spent up close and personal with honey bee hives and native bee observations. Throughout the day students will learn about present challenges bees face, and how they can be part of the solution in the bee’s survival.
Kids are asked to bring a brown bag lunch, a snack, and a water bottle.
We will provide all of the beekeeping gear for the day.
Space is limited, so please register early. We will then be in touch shortly with confirmation of your registration.
Our Mission Is:
Education and Conferences,
Master Beekeeper Certification,
Honey Bee Research Grants