The Young Beekeepers group is open* from ages 8-14 and meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5 - 6PM at The Bee Shop 1340 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1P2. Cost for 12-month program is $271.20 includes $31.20 HST and materials. Pro rated cost per class including hst is $22.60
You can join the program at any time. Cost would be then prorated to remaining sessions.
Program for 2022 - 2023
- April 2022 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 allergic to bee venom you are not eligible to take this program.