With special thanks to the people at Flow Hive and our many volunteers, we are delighted to announce our club will be running some interactive workshops during the October 2018 school holidays for primary school-aged children aged 8 to 12 years old.
The aim of these workshops is to encourage children to be future eco-warriors. These junior bee enthusiasts will learn all about bees, pollinators and the important role they all play in our ecosystem. There will be many activities including dressing the children in protective clothing to inspect a hive. This will give children hands-on experience with a beehive and everything in it. Children will be supervised by experienced local beekeepers and will learn of the inner workings of a beehive. All children attending will get up close with the bees and discover honey, pollen, worker bees, drone bees, bee eggs, larvae and hopefully even queen bees.
We will also guide the children through making a pollinator habitat. A little like a hotel for Australian native stingless bees. These habitats attract native bees to gardens and give the bees an ideal and sheltered home for Australian native bees to thrive.
Protective clothing for children to inspect the hives
Morning or afternoon refreshments
Bee related games, videos, and giveaways for the children to take home and share with their friends and family
Number of Children per Session
Each session will be limited to about 15 children giving each child plenty of time to learn and ask lots of questions.
Session Dates and Times
The 3-hour workshops will run in the October 2018 school holidays with 2 sessions per day at 9.00am to 12.00noon and 1.00pm to 4.00pm on:
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Monday 8th October 2018
Friday 12th October 2018