"BeeFriendly" School Presentations
The Beekeepers of the Queen Mary Community Garden in the City of North Vancouver, would like to invite your school to participate in our annual Honeybee education program which will be conducted in the third week of September 2012.
The intent of our program is to help to provide an educational opportunity for the future Bee Stewards of our community, and to increase the public understanding of the importance of the contributions made by the Bees within our local environment.
Our basic beekeeping presentation consists of a 30 minute discussion period covering the basic life cycle of a bee (both native and honey bee types) hive description, bee activities, insect sting causes and responses. This is followed with two 15 minute interactive periods of both (area #1)- a hands on display showing various types of local bee and wasp types (pinned in plexiglass cases) and a small presentation hive with “live” Honeybees and (area #2)- a demonstration of honey extraction with a small portable honey extractor and beeswax processing including fresh honey sampling for the students. This basic presentation takes one hour to perform for each class of thirty students participating , we would be available for five classes (six if an after-school program exists) in a single scheduled day.
The Queen Mary Apiary Beekeepers, Ric Erikson and Sharon Lisette, are very keenly interested in supporting the education of our community in relation to the preservation of our declining native bee populations.
If you are interested in having this program at your school this September please contact us at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING before June 15, 2012. as we will need to confirm our schedule with all participating schools before the school year end.