The St Stephen’s Beekeeper’s Club is open to students in grades 5 through 8.
The members will be learning about beekeeping by working with honeybees in a hive (or two) here at school. The club has protective gear that the students will wear when working directly with the bees to minimize the chances of being stung (although we can’t guarantee it won’t happen). The students will use the various tools associated with beekeeping, and build, repair, and maintain the beehive and other hive components. They’ll learn about the value of honeybees and other pollinators and what some of the challenges are that are facing these important parts of our environment. We’ll also be exploring and working with some of the products that are produced by the honeybees, primarily the honey and the wax they use to make the honeycomb.
Our STREAM academy “You’re the Balm” introduces the students to one use of beeswax as they make their own lip balm (look out Bert!).
It's hard to believe that we're already planning for the end of the year. Our science students are studying a wide variety of topics and all the students are looking forward to getting outside and experiencing the nicer weather of spring. Our clubs are also...