The Beez Kneez teaches about honey bees using experiential education and offers classes to individuals and groups, young and old.
We love to teach with bees and offer safe, immersive experiences working a honey bee hive. In each class, we’ll put you in a beekeeping suit, we’ll open up one of our Beez Kneez hives and teach you a few things about what bees do, how we keep them, and what’s going on with them these days. Meet the queen, see the brood, and if the hive is ready, taste honey straight from the bees.
One of the ways to help pollinators is to learn more about what’s going on! Why not do that in a beekeeping suit with one of our Beez Kneez classes? Classes are held at a Beez Kneez hive host site – a community garden, urban farm, park or school close to you.
Please contact Erin for more information or to schedule a program email@example.com, 612-245-6384.
$35/ adult, $20/ under 12. Perfect for your family, friends those looking for something fun and educational to do, those interested in getting the feel of beekeeping before diving in. Register here or sign up for the same class at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden!
Enjoy a memorable moment with your sweetheart. Sign up as a pair, join other couples, and hop into a beekeeping suit as we explore the sweet life. Local honey sampling included. Sign up here, $35 adult. Want to be alone with your sweetie, the instructor and 50,000 bees? Exclusive dates offered for $90. Contact to schedule.
Beez Kneez Bundle: follow us through a season.
The Beez Kneez Bundle through Minneapolis Parks includes classes held once a month all summer. You get a chance to see the colony grow. We also over stand alone community classes with the parks. More info here, registration for 2014 coming soon.
The Beez Kneez Field Trips
The Beez Kneez Field Trips are held at one of our community apiary sites and are tailored to grade level and topic focus. We rotate through small group stations so everyone gets a close look and the experience of holding a frame of bees, of sampling honey straight from the hive. Field trips are 1.5 hours and $180 for up to 35 students. Want to bring your grade level? To give each student the experience in the hive, we recommend adding 1/2 hr ($60) to your program per 35 students so everyone has time in a beekeeping suit. To schedule a field trip contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beez Kneez Visit-Honey bee lessons brought to you!
We translate our field trip lessons to classrooms, libraries, events, gardens, you name it. We’ll bring our field trip lesson to you, with beekeeping suits to try on, honey to sample, beekeeping equipment to use, and, when the season is right, a working observation hive of honey bees with a viewing window- so we can see the bees but they can’t get out to protect themselves. Visits are $120/ hr plus mileage. To schedule a Beez Kneez Visit contact email@example.com.
Stretch your child’s imagination and support future pollinators. Contact us for more info.
Worker Bee: Corporate Workshops
Plan your next offsite meeting in a field or at the honey house. Contact to schedule.
Do you want the Beez Kneez to speak or table at your event? Aren’t sure which class to take? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for us in the Chinook Book and redeem your coupon at our immersive in-hive classes May-October.
*The Beez Kneez Education was formerly known as Community Bees on Bikes.