Youth Education

Youth Education

Youth, learn with us...

Welcome to the exciting world of Youth Beekeeping Education! At its core, learning is a journey of discovery that leads to the acquisition of new understanding, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences. Apiculture, or the scientific method of raising honey bees and maintaining bee colonies, is a fascinating discipline that offers many benefits to individuals and communities alike.

By becoming a beekeeper, you can collect a variety of valuable products that bees produce, including honey, beeswax, propolis, flower pollen, bee pollen, and royal jelly. You can also use your bees to pollinate crops or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. The location where bees are kept is known as an apiary or 'bee yard', and it can be an excellent source of learning and adventure for those who are interested in beekeeping.

As a student of Apiculture, you will not only gain knowledge and experience in beekeeping, but you will also have the opportunity to share your passion and insights with others. Whether you aspire to be a teacher, instructor, or mentor, your journey in beekeeping can be a fulfilling one that contributes to the growth of our community of responsible beekeepers.

Moreover, by learning about the important role that bees play in our ecosystem, you can raise awareness about the critical need to protect and conserve these essential pollinators. Through Youth Beekeeping Education, we can inspire a new generation of beekeepers who will work towards improving the health and vitality of our bee populations, while also reaping the many benefits of beekeeping.

So come join us on this exciting journey of learning and discovery in Apiculture. Whether you're a student or a teacher, there's always something new to discover about the world of bees and beekeeping, and we look forward to growing our community of enthusiastic and responsible beekeepers together!

Are you looking for an exciting and educational program for your little ones? Look no further than the Little Sprouts Preschool Program, offered by the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative!

Designed for children aged 3-4, Little Sprouts teaches kids about where their food comes from and gives them a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn in their own plot at the Downtown Community Garden. Throughout the summer, garden parties provide even more opportunities for discovery, as children explore a variety of topics such as pollination, herbs, composting, and harvesting.

The best part? The program culminates with the sale of their very own produce on a farmer's market day, giving your child a real sense of accomplishment and pride in what they have grown.

And the best news yet? This program is completely free for participants, with any funds raised used to cover the expenses of the program. So not only will your child learn valuable skills and knowledge, but they'll also be part of a community effort to promote healthy, sustainable food practices.

For more information on the Little Sprouts Preschool Program, please email Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to spark your child's love of gardening and healthy eating!

Wild-In-Sight Summer Camp

Formerly Jr. Naturalist Program

Wild-In-Sight Summer Camp

Formerly Jr. Naturalist Program

Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure with Wild Sight Revelstoke's Wild In-Sight Summer Camp program! Designed for children aged 5-10, this exciting program provides a unique opportunity to explore the great outdoors, be active, make new friends, and have fun.

Participants will enjoy a wide range of engaging activities, including nature exploration, games, visits to the river and other local ecological areas, and crafts. With a focus on fostering natural curiosity and a love for the environment, children will spend most of their day outside, immersing themselves in the wonders of nature.

Wild In-Sight Summer Camps are typically held in June, July, and August each year, so be sure to mark your calendars and reserve your spot. With limited availability, this program fills up quickly, so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to give your child an unforgettable summer experience.

For registration inquiries, general administration, and program-specific questions or concerns, please reach out to Join us this summer for a truly wild and wonderful adventure!

Discover the fascinating world of honey bees, pollination, and beekeeping with the Intro to Honey Bees, Pollination, and Beekeeping program, presented by the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) Wild Voices Program.

This interactive program is tailored to the local environment and designed to engage students of all ages in hands-on learning. Participants will learn about the vital role that honey bees play in our food production through pollination, and explore the art and science of beekeeping.

Students will have the opportunity to suit up and get hands-on with bee hive equipment, examine the inner workings of a hive, hold a frame of honey bees, identify different types of bees, and sample raw honey. Presentations are customized to the average age of the group for content and duration, ensuring that students receive an engaging and educational experience.

The program offers both a field study option in an educational bee yard (spring/summer) and a classroom program with an observation hive (autumn/winter). With a COVID-19 policy in place, the program ensures the safety and well-being of all participants, while still delivering an unforgettable learning experience.

As proud partners of the CBEEN Wild Voices Program, we are committed to providing our community youth with exceptional learning opportunities. If you are an educator in SD 19, SD 10, SD 5, or an independent school, interested in sharing this learning opportunity, please connect with us at, or with the CBEEN Wild Voices Coordinators at Register online for this program today and discover the incredible world of honey bees and pollinators!

Youth Education Questions

No. We volunteer our time to educate our local youth in the fascinating world of honey bees, offering a safe, easy to understand, interactive, learning experiences for everyone.

Yes, we have a limited supply of kids and adult beekeeping suits and gloves to keep you safe and protected while learning about honey bees.

During COVID, we only permit one use per education session, and do not allow sharing of suits in an education session.

Our youth honey bee education sessions are focused around outdoor learning at our educational bee yard.

If you would like to request an indoor session, we can bring the bees to you in a portable observation hive, upon special request. Please let us know what you have in mind so we can prepare a presentation to suit your needs.

Unfortunately our educational bee yard has limited access, challenging accessibility to physical special needs. Please contact us to see if/ how we can work with your interests.

We're happy to work with small groups of 1-3 people, and have met with full classrooms of 20+ kids transported by school bus.

Our interactive presentations include learning about the lives of honey bees from outside the bee yard, and taking a look inside the beehive.

During COVID we have a limited supply of all ages bee suits available to visit inside the bee hive. For those unable to participate inside the beehive, we explain to the rest of the group what we're observing within the beehive. Otherwise, we can accommodate most group sizes.