Our School Programs
consist of interdisciplinary lessons surrounding the topic of the struggling bee populations.
With a focus on environmental stewardship, we teach biology, ecology, math, engineering, and even involve students in citizen science research. Remote programs available
Read about all our school program offerings here!
Our Teaching Philosophy
combines environmental literacy, STEM learning opportunities, and the power of individual action.
We emphasize experiential learning foster a love of learning through fun, developmentally-appropriate, hands-on outdoor learning opportunities for students of all learning styles.
Read more about our teaching philosophy here!
Learn about California’s many native bees as you make native bee nest sites to put up in your own backyard and outdoor places.
Join us and learn how to identify some of the common pests that may invade your hive.
San Francisco families with children of all ages are invited to this free showcase of summer activities for children, youth, and families!
The Citywide Summer Resource Fair will feature representatives from 150 summer camps, classes, programs, and services for toddlers to teens.
The Fair will also feature a Kid Zone from the Recreation & Parks Department, the SF Public Library’s Bookmobile, lots of giveaways, and lots of fun.
Join us as we provide transportation from the Bay Area for a bee-themed road trip to Mann Lake beekeeping supplies, where we’ll have a tour and talk about our experiences with different types of beekeeping equipment.
During this class we will investigate some of the challenges that you may face when setting up your apiary, as well as solutions and resources that will help you to get your apiary started on the right track.
San Francisco families with children of all ages are invited to this free showcase of summer activities for children, youth, and families! Planet Bee will be showcasing our summer camp, Camp Bee-yond!
Join us at Olivarez Honey Bees, Inc., a premier bee breeding company for an exciting tour of their bee farm. We will also discuss options for acquiring bees, and the techniques for installing a package and queen.
Open your eyes to the wonderful world of pollinator observing, identification and photography as we visit a pollinator garden. Bee sure to bring a camera so you can practice taking photos.
Join us for a hive inspection and learn what to look for when inspecting your own hives.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of an almond farm, and learn the importance of pollinators for agriculture and how growers use bees in their operations.
Learn how to identify common pathogens based on their symptoms, options for pathogen management, and preventative measures that you can take.
Join us as we sample varieties of honey and talk about how different flavors and styles of honey originate.
Learn how you can use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in your beekeeping practice to make informed decisions for healthier hives.
Learn which plants to incorporate in your own paradise for pollinators as we take a visit to a pollinator garden for some inspiration.
This class focuses on the importance of record keeping when maintaining your bees, offering strategies for keeping tabs on the health of your hive.
Join us in the classroom for an informative lesson on bee biology and health.
This class will focus on hive management techniques that you can use in your own apiary for a variety of goals from honey production to pollination.
Thinking of incorporating bees into your lesson plan? This workshop will connect you with educators who are helping to share the beauty and science of bees in their classrooms.
Join us as we demonstrate methods for collecting wax, pollen, and propolis, and share ideas for how these resources can be used in everyday life.
Get first hand experience harvesting honey as we all uncap wax cells, prepare honey frame frames for the honey spinner, and bottle up a jar of our own liquid gold to take home!
Join us for a honey extraction and bottling session, where we’ll learn how to get honey from hive to bottle and have a honey tasting.
Take your knowledge of bees and beekeeping to the next level as we showcase the many opportunities and resources available to beekeepers as they become comfortable with the basics.
Learn about bee sting therapy—yes—acupuncture using bee stings, and many more ways that bees and bee products can improve our health! Family friendly event, all welcome.