Beekeeping Incursion

Bees are a truly fascinating insect – Australia alone is home to 1500 species, including the one we all know (Apis mellifera). We all know bees for their famous liquid gold, but there is a lot you may not know about them, for example

  • One in every three spoonfuls of food consumed would not be without the pollination of bees
  • Not all bees live in colonies or hives
  • There are even bees that do not sting
  • Bees are facing a worldwide crisis due to the evolution of modern-day living

Learn about all things bees with our observation have that is specially designed to let students look through windows at the inner workings of a working beehive. We will explore topics such as pollination, life cycles, and the effects of human activity.

This program can be aligned with your learning outcome, just let us know what you would like covered. To book your beekeeper incursion call 1300 GET WILD 

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  • Duration: 1 hour – bees flap their wings 13,800 times in this time
  • Age Interest: Preschool – VCE
  • Space requirements: 5 x 5 metres
  • Maximum Number: 30 students per show
Show Prices

Select Number of Shows

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Package Price

$430 plus GST
$750 plus GST
$950 plus GST
$1150 plus GST
$1350 plus GST
$1550 plus GST
Reservations

**Prices correct as of 1st August 2019. Maximum 30 students per show, additional students will be charged at $15. Prices for multiple shows only apply to shows performed on the same day.

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Key Learning Highlights

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Observation Hive

A beehive with viewing windows to see the bees in action

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Passionate presentation

All bee incursions are presented by owner, Michael church, a passionate beekeeper

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Learn Sustainability

Explore sustainability and encouraging native insects to your gardens

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Honey Tasting

Raw honey tasting, from our local hives to your classroom

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Beekeeping Equipment

We bring a whole array of beekeeping equipment for the students to see

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Re-wild Your School

The bees will love you for it, plant a tree on us

Professional, knowledgeable & passionate

Michael was professional, knowledgeable and passionate about educating students on looking after our environment. His content was age appropriate and he had a variety of bee specific props for us to view (especially the beehive)!
Nicole Spence, Mentone Girls Grammar School

Huge success with the children

We had been learning about how like humans, some mini beasts live in complex communities. The incursion was a huge success with the children being fully engaged. They all learned a lot and were fascinated to hear all about the different roles drones, workers and queen bees play in their colonies. All 7 teachers who attended the incursion had very positive things to say about the experience. Michael was able to speak at the students level and is an excellent communicator. I would recommend this program very highly.
Susan Keil, Mornington Primary School
Wildlife Incursions for schools and kindergartens in Melbourne