Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
ESL, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12, Kindergarten, Pre School
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

Learn the life cycle of the honey bee and the physical adaptations needed to survive inside a hive. Visit Kortright’s Bee Space to safely view bees at work and taste their sweet honey.

bee on bee balm flower

Students will examine the life cycles and the functions of the workers, drones and queen bee and learn about their specialized anatomy. They will also learn about their unique behaviour traits. Along the walk to the Bee Space, students will see honey bees and other native bees at work in the fields collecting pollen and nectar.

Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Half Day, May to September

Curriculum Connections::

  • Science and Technology: Life Systems – Characteristics and Needs of Living Things (Grade 1); Growth and Change in Animals (Grade 2); Biodiversity (Grade 6)