Mrs Burney's Bee Club in Schools

We are actively involved with lots of schools in the area providing beekeeping experiences and education. We can come and visit you or you can come and visit us. Read on to find out how we can help deliver bee education to your students.

Bee Workshops

Let us bring the bees to you! Mrs Burney’s Bee Club can bring a glass sided observation hive containing the queen and a few thousand bees to your school. We will run an introductory assembly followed by small groups of children coming to have an up-close look at the bees. Will they be able to find the queen? Can they spot any male bees? Are they able to see the tiny eggs being laid in the cells? 

You will get an opportunity to liase with Mrs Burney beforehand so the day can be tailored towards your particular curriculum needs. Full risk assessment is provided and a weeks follow up planning around the lifecycle of the honey bee can be included in the package. The workshop is available between May and September.

‘It was an amazing experience for the children and will have been one of their favourite memories of Year 2.’ Teacher at Elmwood Infant School

prices start from £240

Visit us at our Frylands Wood Apiary

Bring your Eco Club or gardening club up to our apiary to learn about bees. We can accommodate groups of up to 12 children at our Fryland’s Wood Scout Outdoor Centre apiary. The children will learn all about the different bees in a hive and the lifecycle of the honeybee before we get our PPE on and have a look inside the hives. Children will be able to hold a frame of bees as part of the experience. 

There is ample parking for a minibus or public transport links to the site can be found here. Frylands Wood has an area where the children can enjoy their lunch before or after the session. Full risk assessment and PPE will be provided.

Prices start from £120

Assemblies and Classroom Sessions

Mrs Burney can come to your school and deliver an assembly or classroom session about any aspect of bees or beekeeping in line with your curriculum needs.

Get in touch to find out about prices and availability. 

‘The assembly was pitched perfectly and the children were captivated throughout.’ Primary School Teacher

Keeping Bees at your School

Beekeeping can be a powerful tool for motivating children, teaching them all sorts of life skills as well as connecting them to nature and their environment. Mrs Burney’s Bee Club CIC can work with the staff in your school to bring beehives to your grounds and offer an after-school club for your children in Years 4 and 5. We will start in February in the classroom, teaching children about how the colony works and how to handle the bees. When the weather warms up lessons will be outside at the hive for the remainder of the beekeeping season. 

The price of the club will be paid for by parents. We can offer a sliding scale of pricing to ensure that all families can afford to take part should they be interested.

If you would like a site survey to assess your school’s suitability for keeping bees, please get in touch. If you are worried your school site is not suitable please still contact us as there may be other arrangements we can make to accommodate you.

‘Thank you so so much for this club – My daughter loves sharing her knowledge and so the whole family is enjoying her enthusiasm’ School Bee Club Parent