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!).
Our greenhouse is finally nearing completion of its interior update and it's really looking good. We've got the pavers down to give us a more permanent floor on the "Life Skills" side of the greenhouse, and the plumbing is almost finished which will give us water...