This is an example of a typical day visiting the BBKA.  We can, however, tailor the content for the specific needs and abilities of a particular class or group.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail:

Telephone:  024 7669 6679
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9.30am Arrival & Welcome

0.00am Introductory Presentation

Introduces the class to what a honey bee is, the life cycle of a bee, learning about Who’s Who? in the hive. Children learn about the equipment a beekeeper uses and how to put together a hive. The class have an opportunity to see honey bees in an observation hive; a safe, learning environment to watch and develop understanding about these amazing creatures.  Explain what to do if you get stung.  Children also have the opportunity to try on a beesuit and hold a smoker and hive tool.

The class will be divided into 4 groups of c.6-8 children for the rest of the day.

11.15am Indoor Carousel Activities:

Cardboard Insects: model making
Life Cycle Plates: learn about the life cycle of the honey bee
Mosaic Flower Cards:  learn how bees see and how flowers use ultra violet light to guide honey bees to their nectar
Candle Rolling:  make a beeswax candle to take home

12.30pm   Lunch:  Children bring their packed lunch to eat outside in the apiary garden (weather permitting).

1.00pm Outdoor Carousel Actvities:

Live bee demonstration

Pond Dipping: explore the pond habitat to find which mini-beasts are living there
Bug Hotels:  create a Bug Hotel from a range of natural and recyclable materials
Seed planting/Seed in a Jar:  plant a bean seed and poppy seeds and see how they grow
Nature Hunt: which pollinator might live here?

Hexagon/Circle Game:
counting game using hexagon and circle shapes.

2.15pm Leave to return to school.