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Busy Bees School Program
Did you know that the smallest farm animal plays the greatestrole in food production? With your students, watch theMuseum’s honeybees at work through the observation beehivewindows and see if you can find the queen. Through gameplaying students learn about the bee life cycle, how bees turn nectar into honey, and why many plants rely on them to produce fruits and seeds. Students try their hands at some beekeeping chores, visit the honey house, and compare the taste of a variety of honeys.
Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun! Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit
|Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten||Science and Technology||Preschool||Competency 5 — To construct his/her understanding of the world|
|Grades 1 to 3||Science and Technology, Understanding Life Systems||Primary Cycle 1||Science and Technology — To explore the world of science and technology|
|Primary Cycle 2||Science and Technology — To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects, and procedures|
Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!
Dress appropriately for farm and weather conditions. Make name tags to help the Museum Educator build rapport with students. Bring lunch to eat in the outdoor picnic area. To prepare, see more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.
$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $144 will be charged per group.
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Bee related videos:
- Meet the Queen Bee at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
- Hive maintenance at the Canada Agriculture Museum
- Harvesting Honey with Lynn Crawford