Bees And Schools

Ben’s Bees loves working with schools! We can help with talks, workshops, keeping hives or fundraising for your school.


Engaging, Hands-On Learning

When Ben Moore from Ben’s Bees presents a fascinating talk or workshop about bees, honey or beekeeping, kids effortlessly learn and engage. Ben’s entertaining and larger than life approach to bees – and educating our young people about the importance of bees – is infectious!


Talks & Workshops

As a father of four children and with a massive passion for bees and the environment, Ben is a natural presenter and speaker. He loves giving engaging and fun talks for children of all ages – from kindergarten to high school. Ben has spoken in all forms of media, and his rave reviews speak for themselves!

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No matter if it’s a talk to a class, a year level or a whole school event, Ben’s Bees will leave students inspired and full of interesting information and facts about bees, the environment and how they can contribute to saving both.

All talks and presentations are adjusted to be appropriate for the age group. Below are three of Ben’s most popular school presentations.

From A Flower To A Jar – The Story Of Honey

Why do bees make honey?
How do bees make honey?

In this fascinating talk, Ben discusses all the mechanisms behind honey creation and why bees do what they do. After the talk, there can be an optional tasting as well, where Ben brings Manuka honey worth over $1000 a kilo! He explains why Manuka honey is so special and expensive.

Ben also brings along honey from other countries, such as Vietnam and Norway. For older ages, he can bring and discuss hallucinogenic honey from Nepal called mad honey (sorry, no tastings of this one, but guaranteed laughs!).

Optional: Live bees can be presented in a safe observation hive, as well as all the products associated with keeping bees.

Talk length: 45-60 minutes


Keeping Bees In The Suburbs

What’s involved in keeping bees in a backyard?
What do bees need?

Backyard beekeeping is exploding. More families are choosing to keep bees, which are surprisingly very low maintenance and enjoyable to observe. Different bee types have different temperaments too – Italian bees for example are quite gentle and won’t deliberately attack. An informative talk where Ben explains what bees need every season of the year, including the wintertime when many die off.

Ben also brings along honey from other countries, such as Vietnam and Norway. For older ages, he can bring and discuss hallucinogenic honey from Nepal called mad honey (sorry, no tastings of this one, but guaranteed laughs!).

Optional: Live bees can be presented in a safe observation hive, as well as all the products associated with keeping bees.

Talk length: 45-60 minutes


What Bees Make – Bee Products

How many things can bees make? You might be surprised!

Ben gives an interesting presentation about the importance of honey bees and the products they make and collect.

Ben can bring live bees safely contained in an observation hive, and talk about the importance of bees. He then finishes the talk with the children having an opportunity to smell propolis and taste honey. For older children, Ben can also teach them three different ways to make beeswax wraps at home.

Ben can also bring live bees a safe observation hive, as well as all the products associated with keeping bees.

Talk length: 45-60 minutes


Custom presentations are available upon request.


Fundraising

Ben’s Bees offers a sweet, local alternative for school fundraisers – honey! Not only pure, local honey, but a variety of gourmet honeys to choose from. If your school is interested, please send us a message via the contact form below and we’ll send you more information.


Host A Hive

How would you like to have a beehive or two at your local school? Either we can do all the maintenance work for you, or we can train your staff or students in caring for the bees.

Hosting a hive is great for the environment and great for learning. Find out more information on our Host A Hive page.

Speaking Enquiries

Interested in Ben speaking at your kindergarten, primary school, high school or another group? Fill out your details below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Please note: Ben is unable to attend speaking engagements in the spring months, which is peak bee time.