KAWARTHA JR BEEKEEPER INFO/REGISTRATION NIGHT

Come out to chat & learn if the JR BEEK program is right for your kiddo!

Cost:

FREE per person

Duration:

1h

About this experience

Join us for our parent information & registration night Monday Jan 30th at 6:30 pm. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Kawartha Junior Beekeeper Program is a hands-on program for children/youth interested in learning about beekeeping.  The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month the students learn to be stewards of their own beehive by putting into practice concepts they learn in the classroom.  In class, they learn about pollination, bee biology and pest management.  At the hive, they observe and identify bees, split colonies and monitor the progress and health of the hive.  Guest speakers and field trips round out the program.


The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program began in 2017. The program has since partnered with Dave & Keri from Hunnabees - who are both mentors along with John & Lenka, and provide their space to host the sessions. 


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
• to introduce youth to the world of honeybees and the role of the beekeeper;
• to communicate the importance of honeybees as pollinators;
• to encourage a new generation of beekeepers.


FORMAT:
• Hands-on (working with the bees, honey harvesting)
• Classroom
• Workshops (e.g. assembling equipment, candle making)
• Site visits
• Guest speakers


AGES:
9 to 14 years


NOTE: All participants will wear full bee suits when working with the bees. However, bee stings are always a possibility.


THE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION NIGHT IS MANDATORY FOR ANY FAMILY WISHING TO ENROLL THEIR CHILD THIS YEAR. THIS LISTING REGISTERS YOU ONLY FOR THE INFO NIGHT. PLEASE NOTE, THE PROGRAM HAS EXTREMELY LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. 

Your Host

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The JR Beekeeper program is run by Dave & Keri Nicolaou (Hunnabees Honey Co), John MacFarlane & Lenka Petric