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Kids Beekeeping Class

$55.00

Are your children interested in learning all about bees and their relationship to our natural environment? Do your children have a fear of bees that they want to overcome? Come spend the morning at Green Gate Farms and learn from a local honeybee expert, Allison French, as she discusses life inside the hive, ecosystem services provided by bees, and honeybee products.

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Your children will safely explore the fascinating interactions between honeybees by watching them go about their daily tasks in an enclosed observation hive. They will find bees around the farm, gathering water and pollen from our native plants and cultivated vegetable crops. Kids will learn about products such as beeswax and honey, and they’ll roll their own beeswax candles to take home (along with a bottle of Austin Honey Company honey).
After the class, kids and parents can enjoy lunch (bring a picnic) and an open Q&A session with Allison.
(Recommended participant age: 7-13)

 

allisons-fav-09-photo1-225x300Allison (Adams) French was the 2009 Collin County Honey Queen, the 2010 Texas Honey Queen and the 2011 American Honey Princess.

Allison began beekeeping eleven years ago through the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association youth scholarship program and has thoroughly enjoyed it ever since. She also finds pleasure in drawing, cooking, gardening, sewing, English country dancing, and most of all, spending time with her family.