Q. What's there to learn about bees & honey?
A. You'll 'BEE' amazed!
Honeyland Canada has designed progressive guided school tours to be
consistent with the B.C. Ministry of Education initiative to foster a resource-rich
learning environment. Guided tours extend classroom learning and allow students
to discover and explore the marvelous world of bees & honey. When you are booking
your group tour, please be sure to specify the tour that you wish to have delivered
to your students. Please know that Honeyland Canada will customize tours by
request to suit specific requirements.
For Preschoolers through to Grade 12, the presentation portion of the tour
will focus on the following, unless otherwise requested. Each tour is approximately
1 to 1.5 hours in length and will consist of a classroom presentation plus a
full guided tour of the farm that offers various hands-on opportunities for
Hands-on activities during the tour may include:
- honey extraction
- hold a drone bee
- dress like a beekeeper and open a hive
- scrape beeswax cappings off honeycombs
- honey taste testing
To introduce the honey bee.
To lessen any fears that children may have of the honey bee.
- Oh no, a bee!!!
- The honey bees home sweet home
- Let's have some fun and do the honey bee boogie
KINDERGARTEN & GRADE 1
To recognize the different types of honey bees and why each type is so important.
To understand why bees make honey.
- The honey bees body
- A look at the different kinds of bees: queen, drone and worker
- Why we need honey bees
- it's not just for the honey!
GRADES 2 & 3
To understand the life stages of the honey bee and the need for cooperation
inside the hive.
To be able to differentiate between a honey bee versus a bumble bee or wasp
- Honey bee life stages
- A hive of activity...let's take a look inside and see who's responsible for
- Yike...the stinger and a look at killer bees
- A bee or not a bee? Comparing bees with similar stinging insects
4 & 5
To understand how honey bees communicate.
To understand the importance of the honey bee in pollination and the process
To understand how bees make honey.
- Bee Pheromones
- Bee communication
- using the sun to tell other bees the direction the flowers are in.
- Bees & Plants
- How bees process the nectar to make honey
GRADES 6 & 7
To understand the impact that environmental issues have on the health of
To introduce the benefits of organic gardening.
- Why bees get sick
- A look at life without the honey bee
- Grab your gloves and take a step into our organic blueberry fields
GRADES 8 & 9
To recognize the chemical composition of honey.
To introduce various products from the hive.
- Breaking down the honey
- What is it made up of?
- Why unpasteurized honey is preferred
- Introduction of pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom.
- The harvesting process
GRADES 10 & 11
To understand the history of hive products and their uses.
- Overview of raw honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly (composition)
- Discussing nutritive and curative properties. Did you know? In 400 BC, Greek
athletes were given honey as a carbohydrate boost and Egyptians used honey to
embalm their rulers.
- Bee Venom Therapy - Current trends in natural medicine
- Bee aware: not all products are created equally.
Career Awareness. To experience life as beekeeper.
- Looking at the current demand for skilled beekeepers
- Opportunities in the beekeeping industry
- Course offerings and practicum opportunities
- Importance of on-going education and up to date skills of the trade.
All tours are designed by Ron Lin, President of Honeyland Canada (aka Dr Bee)
and facilitated by experienced beekeepers. If there is a specific study that
you do not see included in the tour overview that you wish to have included
in your tour, please contact Honeyland Canada and we would 'bee' happy to customize
a tour specific to your requirements.
Please note: Honeyland Canada provides free resource materials upon
request for teachers in British Columbia to enrich the learning experience and
outcomes for their students.
$6.50 per child including GST
(Group discounts available- minimum 12 Participates)
- Teacher(s) / Driver(s) Complimentary- free admission!
Book Your Guided Tours ahead of Time!
Location: HONEYLAND CANADA INC, 17617 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows,
B.C. (click here for Map)
Driving distance: 20 min from Coquitlam Center; 20min from Maple
Ridge Haney Mall.
Phone: 604 460-8889
Fax: 604 460-8887