JR. BEEKEEPING

Jr. Beekeeping Academy - Catch the Buzz!

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a beehive or what beekeepers do
to care for honey bees?

In this course, children will learn about the different castes of honey bees, their relationship with flowers, why they sting, and how they are utilized in agriculture.  We will discuss honey, beeswax, and more about the inner workings of a honey bee colony.  Finally, we will talk about the seasonal jobs of a beekeeper, the tools necessary to be a beekeeper, and together inspect a real, living honey bee hive!

Youth (9-13) will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the fascinating world of bees learning about anatomy, biology, sociology, and their vital role in our food system as well as a hands-on introduction to beekeeping including tools, bee products and a visit inside of a hive (all protective gear is provided).

Saturday June 4, 2017 & Sunday June 24, 2017

11:00AM to 3:00PM

Cost: $40 for the 1st Child, $30 for the second.  So bring your friends and family!

Due to the hands-on nature of this class, participation is limited to the first 12 registrants.

Children should bring their lunch (peanut free), and plenty to drink. (We will have extra water.) All attendees must sign a standard Release/Waiver form.

Instructors

Debra Hannah and Dustin Robert are beekeepers, educators, and
life-long learners who hope to empower individuals through teaching
about our human relationship with the natural environment.  They have
kept bees for the last five years and collaborated with numerous area
farms and organizations, including the Central Maryland Beekeepers
Association, where Debra served on the Board for 4 years.  Both Dustin
and Debra are largely self-taught naturalists with special interest in
plant conservation and sustainable systems.  Their other interests and
endeavors include gardening, mycoculture, herbalism, carpentry, and
habitat restoration.  When not working, they are likely to be found
enjoying themselves in the woods.