Please click the button below to access a set of slide presentations intended for use as a tool to support our Educators when talking about honeybees and beekeeping to Primary Schools’ students.
The presentations are organised by different classes/age groups:
- Senior Infants/ages 5-6
- 1st Class/ages 6-7
- 2nd Class/ages 7-8
- 3rd Class/ages 9-10
- 4th Class/ages 10-11
- 5th Class/ages 11-12
- 6th Class/ages 12-13
Hive Inspection Video
Guidance Notes – Click to download notes
Each presentation consists of a slideshow with photo and video content as well as slide specific notes for the presenter.
The intention is for them to provide the basis of the teaching session.
There is also a 5 minute video on opening and inspecting a hive which we would strongly advise the presenters to use in conjunction with the slide presentations.
In addition, we envisage that presenters will have with them examples of beekeeping equipment and bee produce eg:
- Bee suit
- Hive tool
- Smoker (empty)
- Fully functioning hive if possible (empty)
- Frame of capped Honey
- Jar of Honey
- Observation hive if possible
- Any other equipment deemed of interest by the presenter.
We envisage that each slide presentation will be followed by a Q & A session, a hands-on introduction to the beekeeping equipment and viewing of the observation hive.
We would advise 2 beekeepers to be present so the class/group can be divided into 2 smaller groups to best manage the practical element; especially when there is an observation hive available for viewing.
Follow the beekeeping adventures of Dinara in a series of 2 to 3 minute educational videos, links below. Please note they are in Polish with English subtitles.”