Bee Farm Tour

bee hive

All tours are designed by Dr. Ron Lin, President of Honeyland Canada (aka Dr. Bee) and facilitated by educated staff members. If there is a specific topic that you do not see included in the tour overview that you wish to include in your tour, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

School Group Tours

Honeyland Canada has designed progressive guided school tours to foster a resource-rich learning environment for students of all ages. Our guided tours extend classroom learning and allow students to discover and explore the marvellous world of bees. When you are booking your group tour, please be sure to specify the tour that you wish to have delivered to your students. Please notify us if there are any special requests.

Preschoolers to Grade 12: The presentation portion of the tour will focus on the topics listed below, unless otherwise requested. Each tour is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in length and will consist of a classroom presentation along with hands-on opportunities.

Hands-on activities during the tour include:

  • Basic honey extraction
  • In-depth examination of the hive
  • Honey tasting

Objectives:

To introduce the honey bee.
To educated children of honey bees in a safe manner.

  • Oh no, a bee!!!
  • The honey bees home sweet home
  • Let’s have some fun and do the honey bee boogie

Objectives:

To recognize the different types of honey bees and why each type is important.
To understand why bees make honey.

  • Honey bee anatomy
  • A look at the different kinds of bees: queen, drone and worker bees
  • Why we need honey bees (it's not just for the honey)

Objectives:

To understand the honey bee stages of life and the cooperation dynamic in a hive.
To be able to differentiate between a honey bee, bumble bee or wasp.

  • Honey bee life cycle
  • Activity inside the hive
  • Venom & stinger
  • A bee or not a bee? Comparing bees with similar stinger insects

Objectives:

To understand how honey bees communicate.
To understand the importance of the honey bee in pollination and the process of pollination.
To understand how bees make honey.

  • Bee Pheromones
  • Bee communication
  • Bees & Plants
  • How bees process the nectar to make honey

Objectives:

To understand the environmental issues that impact honey bees.
Introduce the benefits of organic gardening.

  • How and why bees get sick
  • Life without honey bees
  • Grab your gloves and take a step into our organic blueberry fields

Objectives:

To analyze the chemical composition of honey.
To introduce various products from the hive.

  • Honey breakdown
  • Why unpasteurized honey?
  • Introduction to pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom
  • The harvesting process

Objectives:

To understand the history of hive products and their uses.

  • Overview of raw honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly (composition)
  • Discuss nutritional 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

Objectives:

Career Awareness. To experience life as beekeeper.

  • Opportunities in the beekeeping industry
  • Course offerings and practicum opportunities
  • Importance of on-going education and up to date skills of the trade.

Rates

Up to 10 people: $65 + tax. Additional person $6.50 + tax.
– Group discount for groups of 30 and over
($5.75 per person + GST)
– For every 4 students, 1 free parent admission
* Free Admission: teachers; group leaders; bus driver; Self-Guided Tours are FREE!

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General Tours

Join us for an interactive and educational bee tour!
Discover the marvellous world of honeybees. Find out how honey is taken from the bees, and where bee pollen, bee propolis and royal jelly come from. Learn, have fun and take part in our raw honey tasting contest and beeswax candle making!

  • Taste over 10 delicious varieties of honey (blueberry, wildflowers and more!), pollen and organic blueberry!
  • Learn and make candles out of beeswax! (optional, $2 additional material fee/person) Bring your finished candle home with you!
  • BEE-fore you leave, visit Honeyland’s Country Store where you will find specialty bee products like honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, beeswax candles and honey bee souvenirs.
Multi-media presentation

Join us for a multi-media presentation featuring the life of honey bees in a classroom that is perfect for groups and school tours!

Length: 20-30 min

Bee Hive Observation

Watch thousands of worker bees at the observation hive. Large windows from the tour area provide a view of all parts of the observation area.For those who are afraid – don’t worry, the bees are behind a screen! Feeling adventurous? Dress up as a beekeeper and interact with the bees!

Very Exciting! 15-20 min

What is Royal Jelly and Bee Propolis?

In the manufacturing area you will see where honey is extracted from the combs and various products of the honeybee are produced, packaged and prepared for visitors and store shelves.

Rates

Up to 10 people: $65 + tax. Additional person $6.50 + tax.
– Group discount for groups of 30 and over
($5.75 per person + GST)

* Free Admission: teachers; group leaders; bus driver; Self-Guided Tours are FREE!

Book Now!

Testimonials

We had an amazing tour! Thank you so very much Ms. G & her kindergarden learners.

- EMB May 4, 2018

It was an excellent opportunity for the students to learn about the lifecycle of a bee!

- Mrs. Paleak + Edith McDermott (Kindergardeners) (May 7, 2018)

We had a great tour & our beaver scouts learned a lot! Thank you for teaching us about bees.

- 9th Poco Scouts (May 7, 2018)

Very fun, so much information. The presentation was a lot of fun for the kids. Can not wait to come back.

- Carren LaForge (April 11, 2019)

We did 4 tours back to back with preschool. Was very age appropriate and entertaining. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

- Jon Start Smart Childcare Centre (April 11, 2019)

Start Smart Preschool had a great learning time during the 4 yours we did this April 1, 2019. Dr.Bee is very funny - he truly knows his audience. Thank you.

- Jon, Sam + Caroline (April 1, 2019)

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