Our education experiences are now closed for the season.
Now Accepting Group Bookings for 2018! Please call (260) 609-2897 to book your group’s date.
If you are registering 15 or more students, we can offer a private session specially catered to your group!
In 2016 & 2017, our educational programs were host to over 1,500 participants. “Explore The Honey Bee” is open to group reservations during the week and weekend from late May through July, as well as additional bookings on weekends only through mid-September. The minimum group size is 15 students. Per-student rates are dependent on the total student count for the event. Each group is responsible for the distribution of waivers to parents/ guardians for on-site bookings.
Our program. If you haven’t already, please click here to learn more about our Explore The Honey Bee program.
On-site classes are held under the “science tent” at The Southwest Conservation Club 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809. This experience includes a bonus tour of the developing prairie. This location is bus accessible.
Off-site classes. Our program has the ability to travel to your group! The program requires a space large enough for 4 tables and a presentation area where the entire group can gather. Off-site classes may be subject to a travel-fee.
Why Book A Private Group?
Our classes are much more exciting and impactful in an environment where children are surrounded by friends, family and familiar faces. We can design a program perfect for your group with similar pricing.
This year we will be working with church groups, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, summer camps, conservation groups, schools and more! Each event is customized for your group in order to facilitate fun and education.
Can’t Come To Us?
Don’t worry, we can come to you! Our program has the ability to travel to your group! The program requires a space large enough for 4 tables and a presentation area, where the entire group can gather. Off-site classes may be subject to a travel-fee. Our traveling program is a perfect addition to your children’s program, event or general activities.
What Have Other Groups Said About Us?
The “Explore the Honey Bee” program was a wonderful and highly interactive experience for our students to explore beekeeper tools and all things bee related in a scientific way. It left our students even more excited and eager about bees. CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) was of particular interest for our students as it was a topic we had not learned about prior to Southwest Honey Co. come! (Chamberlain Elementary, Goshen Schools, 2nd Grade Teacher)
I feel that the ‘stations/centers’ that the kids rotated through really helped them to learn about the honey bee and beekeeping; it definitely added to their understanding of the honey bee, especially since we have the observation hive here at the Conservatory. As an educator, my favorite part was the “hands-on” activities. I am definitely interested in scheduling another program next summer.
– Missy A’Hearn (Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory)
We had a great experience with both Megan and her program. The Mini 4-Hers really enjoyed it. Megan was very well organized and worked well with our K-2nd graders. They learned a lot.
– Tonya Schlabach (Dekalb County 4-H)
Our summer camp students really enjoyed the trip. They enjoyed the bee dance, honey, and wearing the beekeeper’s suit. The feedback from parents was extremely positive. Good job!
– Cher Champion (Little Praisers Preschool & Child Care)
Our experience on our trip was fantastic! The kids learned so much and had a great time while learning! There was plenty for them to do and learn about and it was entertaining. If I had a new class every year, I would definitely book this trip again! Thank you so much for allowing us to come and learn about bees. We all had a great time!
– Autumn Lehman (Mt. Calvary- Teacher)
We really enjoyed bee school! Thank you so much for your kindness, patience, and enthusiasm. We had a lot of fun and learned so many new things that have been part of our conversations since. We are more aware and appreciative of all that a bee does, truly a reflections of God’s wonderful creation. Thank you for providing us with a private and personal lesson! It was lovely getting to know you a bit. You’re a gem!
– Allison, Montana, Hope, Tom & Sharon Staak
How To Book A Private Group
Hurry! Our event schedule generally fills up quickly. Please give us a call or send a message and we will be happy to arrange a fantastic custom experience for your group. Tel. (260) 609-2897
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