Junior Beekeeping School Visits Sample School Visit Day 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 6679Email: [email protected] 9.30am Arrival & Welcome10.00am Introductory Presentation Introduce the class to what a honey bee is, the life cycle of a bee, learning about Who’s Who? in the hive. Learn about the equipment a beekeeper uses and how to put together a hive. Offers the class the opportunity to see honey bees in an observation hive; a safe, learning environment to watch and develop understanding about these amazing creatures. Explaining what to do if you get stung. 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 makingLife Cycle Plates: learn about the life cycle of the honey beeMosaic 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 homeHexagon/Circle Game: counting game using hexagon and circle shapes. 12.30pm Lunch: Children bring their packed lunch to eat outside in the apiary garden (weather permitting).1.00pm Outdoor Carousel Actvities:Live bee demonstrationPond Dipping: explore the pond habitat to find which mini-beasts are living thereBug Hotels: create a Bug Hotel from a range of natural and recyclable materialsSeed planting/Seed in a Jar: plant a bean seed and poppy seeds and see how they growNature Hunt: which pollinator might live here? 2.15pm Leave to return to school.