Bee Camp for Kids

This week kicked off our first session of Bee Camp for Kids for 2021! Bee Camp for Kids is a unique, hands-on, and educational experience. Throughout the week, participants will have opportunities to suit up, in the safety of our provided bee suits, and learn about the amazing life of our honey bees, local pollinators, and the plants that sustain them.

Featured Topics Include:

  • West Michigan pollinators and the native plants that sustain them
  • Life of the honey bee colony
  • The relationship between bees & flowers
  • Healthy soil & plants
  • How you can help save our local pollinators
  • Gardening for the bees

Hands-on Activities:

  • Hive Explorations w/Bee Suit
  • Interactive Bee & Plant Explorations
  • Plant Pollinator Friendly Seeds & Plants
  • Outdoor Pollinator Hunts /Garden Explorations
  • Interactive Games /Art Explorations

Recommended for grades 3rd-6th.

We believe that small group instruction is most beneficial for learning. Therefore, weekly sessions are capped at 6 individuals. Due to the nature of this experience and for the safety of the humans and bees involved, student participants are expected to not only show kindness and respect, but display self-control during their week long experience.

Indigo Acres Apiary is currently offering the following week long sessions:

Session 1: June 21-25: Currently in progress!

Session 2: July 5-9: OPEN! CONTACT US for registration information or to be placed on our waiting list for future camp sessions.

Session Time: M-F, 10am – 2pm (students must bring a lunch)

Session Cost: $200/student

Cost Includes:

  • Books “The ABC’s of Beekeeping” & “The ABC’s of Honey Bees” by Beekeeper Roda
  • A “Bee Camp for Kids” t-shirt
  • Drawstring bag to hold camp materials
  • Camp journal
  • Pollinator friendly seeds/seedlings to plant at home.
  • Mason bee house for home
  • Photo Opportunities: Individual photos will be emailed to families, throughout the week.
  • A week of hands-on fun and outdoor learning!

About Beekeeper Roda

Beekeeper Roda has a life-long passion for not only pollinators, but for the plants that sustain them. As a former elementary educator for over 20 years, Roda blends her passion for education, honey bees, and gardening to offer this unique, hands-on opportunity for kids, right here in West Michigan. She is so excited to share her knowledge with future beekeepers and gardeners!

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Plant a Flower, Save a Bee

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