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Beekeeping Presentations

Schools and Libraries

Presenting to children in the Enfield Public Library Presenting to children in the Enfield Public Library

Beekeeping presentations are a fun and exciting way to introduce children to the world of beekeeping. Our presentations can be customized to fit into many different lesson plans or areas of interest. Past presentations have been geared toward a diverse range of topics, such as a third grade entomology unit, a second grade plant growth unit, a sixth grade pollination unit and a literature unit for high school students studying Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees.

All presentations cover the different types of honeybees, the life cycle of the honeybee, a description of a typical year in the apiary, pollination and a description of the honey harvest. Students are introduced to the parts of a Langstroth beehive, various beekeeping tools and protective clothing. A child-sized bee suit is also available. Samples of honey - the best-loved part of the presentation - and beeswax are always provided.

Presenting to children at the Mystic/Noank Library Presenting to children at the Mystic/Noank Library

In warm weather, a two-frame observation hive is also available. This hive contains eggs, workers, drones and a queen, as well as stored honey, pollen and propolis. In past presentations, students have observed the queen laying eggs and new bees emerging from their cells. The observation hive is made of wood and plexiglas and is sealed at the apiary.

Children are encouraged to ask questions and are allowed to touch all of the equipment except for the observation hive.

Presenting to children at the Mystic/Noank Library

All presentations are designed in consultation with the classroom teacher and given by a beekeeper who also holds Professional Educator Certification in the state of Connecticut and has taught at all levels from kindergarten to the university.

All presentations must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Contact us if you would like to discuss or schedule a presentation. References are available upon request.

Past School and Library Presentations:

Edgerton Elem. School
New London, CT
Sayles Elementary School
Sprague, CT
Cold Spring School
New Haven, CT
Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Newington, CT
Edith Wheeler Mem. Library
Monroe, CT
Henry Carter Hull Library
Clinton, CT
Stonington Free Library
Stonington, CT
Mystic/Noank Library
Mystic, CT
Portland Library
Portland, CT
Brainerd Memorial Library
Haddam, CT
Otis Library
Norwich, CT
Somers Public Library
Somers, CT
Hamden Library
Hamden, CT
Atwater Memorial Library
North Branford, CT
North Haven Memorial Library
North Haven, CT
Blackstone Library
Branford, CT
Cornwall Free Library
Cornwall, CT
Enfield Public Library
Enfield, CT
New Fairfield Library
New Fairfield, CT
Danbury Library
Danbury, CT
Booth and Dimock Mem. Library
Coventry, CT
Greenwich Library
Greenwich, CT
Simsbury Public Library
Simsbury, CT
Hall Memorial Library
Ellington, CT
Waterford Public Library
Waterford, CT
Integrated Day Charter School
Norwich, CT

Other Presentations

Presentations are also available for scouting groups, gardening clubs, farmers' markets or virtually any organization. As with school presentations, we will work with you to design an exciting presentation that fits your needs. A partial list of presentations is shown below. Contact us for more information.

Past Presentations:

Naugatuck Garden Club
Naugatuck, CT
Milford Downtown Farmers' Market
Milford, CT
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market
Milford, CT

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