FARM KIDS BEE WORKSHOP
January 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
One event on January 3, 2020 at 9:30 am
One event on January 13, 2020 at 9:30 am
One event on January 22, 2020 at 9:30 am
We start the workshop with an educational, hands on and fun tour of The Farm followed by a discussion of the importance of Bees for our planet and the plight they are facing! We also discuss what we can do to help. We have a demonstration of how traditional hives work, we cook honey pikelets, taste honeycomb and make bees wax candles.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Farm Kids tour:
At the beginning of each workshop we take the children on an educational and fun tour of The Farm. We educate them about our cows, pigs, bees, chickens, flower crops, herb garden, orchard and veggie crops. We discuss concepts like paddock rotation for the animals, pollination, organic farming, healthy soil and composting and other ethical farming practices. The children get up close and personal with our pet chickens and see how the commercial chicken caravan works. The children pick and taste veggies, edible flowers and herbs.
Discussion Focus: Bees. Pollination, honey, wax.
We have a Bee talk and demonstration. The kids taste the honey comb straight from the honey tray.
Cooking: We make honey pikelets.
Craft: We make candles out of bees wax and if time permits pet rock bees.
WHAT TO BRING
– Sturdy walking shoes
– Morning tea snack
– Backpack (to carry above)
WHERE TO MEET
Workshops begin at 9.30am, NSW time each morning. (If coming from QLD, please be aware of time difference during day light savings!) We will meet at the Barn, which is located at the back of the Restaurant. Look out for the signs to guide you.
These workshops are appropriate for children aged 4 and older. If your child is 4 you will need to remain onsite at The Farm. Children as old as 15 have enjoyed our workshops. Checkout our Mini Farmers program if you are 7 and older and want a full day working farm experience