At the North American Beekeeping Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting the mastermind behind the American Beekeeping Federation’s “Kids and Bees” program, Kim Lehman, as well as the current Kids and Bees director, Sarah Red-Laird. It was great to watch these two, high energy inspiring ladies lead their breakout sessions and learn from them.
As we focus on commercial beekeeping, we think it is equally important to give back to the beekeeping community as well as the general population by encouraging knowledge about bees and sustainability.
We offer programs with kids ages 4 and up and tailor our presentations to the ages we’re working with. This includes pre-school presentations, primary school, and special interest groups from museums, zoos, and clubs.
Although we prefer small groups so that we can do some hands-on learning with an observation hive (a sting-free bee experience), we can also present to larger audiences.
As part of the Texas Master Beekeeper program and an active member in the Texas Beekeepers Association, American Beekeeping Federation, and the local Brazos Valley Beekeepers, I pride myself on continuing our education so that we can bring timely information and experiences to our presentations.