Child Friendly Shows
Beekeeping at events provides an opportunity to educate. Beekeepers can demonstrate and interact to stimulate children's desire to learn. Children want to show off what they can do. If we can catch their interest, they also want to learn.
We are usually part of a bigger event: adults are rushing round to see everything and the children are often dragged away even though they are interested. This means that displays must be eye-catching and children's activities have to be short and not too demanding, yet interesting.
Displays of children's pictures, models, etc, enliven the show and reach our objectives. Schools can be asked to contribute displays on a bee topic. These could form part of a competition and also provide a showcase for the school.