Safety is always at the forefront of any of our experiences as much for the beekeepers as for the school staff and children. We start by educating! Learning the difference between different flying species and what the goals of our honey bees are helps to open the students eyes to when and how to approach the hive.
Each hive, like children has its personality. Some days are good and some are not. Our skilled beekeeper will read the hive and its vibe before allowing any experience surrounding or within the hive to unfold. We are here first to respect our honey bee and the big work she has to do. We will only integrate into her busy schedule if the opportunity arrises.
Full bee suits are provided to any member working with our beekeepers. We learn to dance with the bee on her own time and tempo.