The Young Beekeepers Program is open to children from ages 8-14 and meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5 - 6pm. at The Bee Shop 1340 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1P2 (near Lansdowne Avenue).
PLEASE NOTE: If you are allergic to bee venom you are not eligible to take this program.
Cost for 12 month program is $339 includes $39 HST.
Please sign up early, as class size is limited to 15 participants.
The Young Beekeepers Program offers a comprehensive introduction to the care and maintenance of a bee colony.
- April 6, 2022 - 5PM to 6PM Planting the seeds of bee friendly garden. Includes learning about plants and how bees gather nectar and pollen from them. How to plan and plant a bee friendly garden that gives food for the bees all season long.
- May 2022 - Introductory beekeeping, basic honeybee biology and building a beehive. Plant check in the bee garden.
- June 2022 - Weather permitting taking a look inside a beehive, learning to spot the queen bee, checking on the plants that have been planted in the bee garden.
- July 2022 - Learning about the life cycle of the honeybee and the various tasks of the worker bees, drone bees and queen bee. Plant check in the bee garden.
- August 2022 - Learning about Bee Pollen and collecting it from a hive. Plant check in the bee garden.
- September 2022 - Extracting honey from the frames. Plant check in the bee garden.
- October 2022 - Bottling honey, making lemon infused honey. Plant check in the bee garden.
- November 2022 - Preparing the bees for the winter.
- December 2022 - Christmas play The King and the Bees.
- January 2023 - Making Beeswax candles.
- February 2023 - Making Honey beverages.
- March 2023 - Playing the Queen Bee game.
- If you are ready to register, please contact us at (416) 533-2337
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