Lady D's School Programs

One of our favourite things to do as beekeepers, is to educate! From ages 5 to 95, talking about our little buzzing friends never gets old.

Did you know that bees dance to communicate? Did you know that bees can’t see the colour red? Do you know how they make that sweet delicious honey? We can tell you all of their secrets and more, because, these creatures are AMAZING!

Let us do the talking at your next horticultural meeting. We can teach you how to attract pollinators to your backyard garden. Have a bug theme for your scouts’ group? We can help identify those native bees and wasps. Thinking of something interactive for your class on Earth Day? We have a fun bee and keeper dress up game that explains their connections to nature.

Whatever the age and whatever the focus, we can provide a fun, interactive experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get buzzing!

Learning about honey
Bee School Program
Kids and bees in school


Presentations are 60 minutes in length and $300.00 per class
Individual handouts are $6.50 each
Observation hive is an additional $75
Mileage fees apply for distances greater than 35km


School groups, ages 4 to 13
*please note that the length of time for each presentation will differ depending on the size and interest of the group.

Bee Dress Up

Learn about the honey bee life cycle through an interactive dress up game. Each stage of a honey bee is explained with the use of props. One volunteer embarks in a honey bees life, starting by an explanation of the bees physical structure and ending with her final stage of her life as a forager.

Length of time 30 to 35 minutes

Beekeeper Dress Up

Learn about the beekeepers’ responsibilities in the health of the honey bees and the relationship that the beekeeper has with the bees. A volunteer is used to dress up as a beekeeper; a suit, veil, tools and smoker are used as part of the dress up.
Length of time 10 to 15 minutes

Pollination Game

This interactive game involves the whole group. Each participant has a chance to become a foraging bee to demonstrate how bees pollinate our native plants and our flowering fruits and vegetables. Stations are set up with a picture of a flower, each station has a different flower. Students are then given each a cheesie chip, this is their little bee. They will then visit each station stopping at each flower and “pollinate” the flower by rubbing the “bee” on the paper flower. After every student has visited each station, we then discover if the bees were successful at pollinating the flowers or not. On the opposite side of the paper flower is the bearing fruit or vegetable.
Hand wipes will be provided for all the orange fingers.
Length of time 20 to 25 minutes

Take Home Handout

This little treat bag is filled with;
1 honey sucker (suckers are made fresh from a certified kitchen)
Educational Colouring pages
Word search on that day’s activity
Black and yellow crayon

Cost per handout is $6.50

Observation Hive

This is a 4-frame live observation hive!
A safe and easy way to observe honey bees in their home. This is a perfect opportunity to let nature come to you. We will be learning together while we observe the bees in a safe environment. Be the first to spot the queen, witness young bees being born, spot the difference between a drone and a worker bee. Other education props and tools will be provided to show examples of the life cycle of the bee and what their jobs entail. Seeing the bees live in action is a fascinating experience for all ages.
Length of time 30 to 50 minutes

*Note: The observation hive may not be available during certain times of the year.
Cost for the observation hive is an additional $75