Education Program

We believe introducing and educating everyone including young people on the importance of pollinators is key to protecting our environment.

We would like to develop community based programming for all ages (Primary School to High School / Adults). The activities could include show and tells, field visits (bee yards and flower meadows), planting pollinator friendly gardens to conducting pollinator/honeybee science projects (nutrition, disease, anatomy, etc...).

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a workshop.

Recent Engagements

February 13, 2020

Grey Mountain Primary School students in #Whitehorse are all buzzness today. It's the schools first Bee Day. About 60 kids from K to Grade 3 are learning all about bees.

Photo from: CKRW - Tim Kucharuk

January 4th, 2020

Look for some new beekeeping books at our local public libraries. I will try to drop them off at the Whitehorse Library (I was told they would start their journey there to get cataloged and then shipped out). Watson Lake, Teslin, Haines Junction and Dawson City as well as some copies at the Whitehorse Library.

  1. Beekeeping in Western Canada covers the A-z of beekeeping
  2. Increase Essentials is great for folks with 2-3 years of experience are ready to attempt splitting hives, equalizing strength across their hives, and raise their own queens
  3. Victory Gardens for Bees - Learn about all pollinators (including honey bees), A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees

Note: A great big thank you to the Whitehorse Rotary Club for a nice donation to get our Yukon Bee Club started.

January 3rd, 2020

We now also have a full set of pictured educational frames and 10 posters available for loan for workshops and show & tells with kids. It comes with a standard box, bottom board, inner cover and top cover. Please just take really good care of them. I will setup a reservation page on our current web page for reservations for all loaners (I'm booking the education material for April 25-26 ;) ). I also went to the library today to drop off the books. They should be coming your way soon (~2 weeks). We will also need a group of young artist to beautify the education kit.

Past Engagements by some of our members

Here is Doug attending his grandsons daycare and talked to the children about the importance of bees, they had a little dress up, tasted some honey out of the comb, answered some interesting questions and then he asked them to help him paint his hive boxes. They did a amazing job and we all had a blast.

These young people learnt about native pollinator biology, nutrition and nesting habits. They were also introduced to beekeeping and how local beekeepers care for their hives.

Here Etienne is passing around a frame of capped honey to show the kids how heavy it is and how much effort was required for the bees to collect the nectar required to make it.

Local children give native pollinator friendly plant a boost with a cup of compost. The learning session had the kids learning very important local native flowering plants (Jacob's Ladder, Yarrow, Slender Blue Beardtongue, and our small Goldenrod).

Pollinator Basics