Bees are beautiful, fascinating insects which are vital to a healthy environment. Our new workshop gives you the opportunity to get un-bee-lievably upclose with nature’s pollinating royalty!
We need bees. We may take them and other pollinators for granted - but they are vital for a stable, healthy environment.
The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination by bees. They visit more than 90% of global crop types. Bees also pollinate around 80% of wildflowers in Europe, making them integral to a healthy ecosystem.
Inspite of this, the bees are in trouble. There is growing public and political concern at bee decline across the world. This decline is caused by a combination of stresses - from loss of their habitat and food sources to the effects of climate change.
More than ever before, we need to recognise the importance of bees to nature and to our lives. And we need to turn that into action to ensure they not only survive, but thrive!
Only certain members of our presenting team can deliver this special workshop! The Bee Workshop can be delivered in the following postcode areas - BA, BB, BS, CA, CH, CW, DG, DY ,EH ,FK, G, GL, GU, KA, L ,LL, ML ,OX ,PA, PO, RG, SN, SO, SY, TD, TF, WA, WN, WV. If you are interested in our Bee Workshop and are outwith one of these postcode areas, let us know and we'll try our best to accomodate you where possible.
ZooLab’s new workshop for KS1 and KS2 is a fun and interactive opportunity to view a Bumblebee Hive up-close and spot the Queen!
Children will learn about the importance of bees and what life in the hive is like. They will also be taught about the different types of bee and why pollination is so important to a healthy ecosystem. If you decide to book The Bee Workshop, please give us two weeks' notice in order to organise a hive to attend your school.
You can also get involved and do your bit for the environment! We’ve partnered with Bumble Bee experts Agralan give you the opportunity to purchase your own hive and pots for your flowers at a discounted price! Bees are a fantastic symbol of nature and ZooLab are committed to making a difference through education.
For more information, please see our risk assessment.