A.B.C in the Classroom: Grades one, two and three!


With an educational focus, its no surprise that A.B.C is in the classroom again, but this time teaching about pollinators to the little ones. Grade 1-3 curriculum supports the learning about the natural world and the interdependance of life: from the littlest bug, to the biggest mammal. So, with all of the media around bees, and the important role they play to our ecosystems, A.B.C is now proud to offer an educational classroom visits with specimens, lots of photos, some honey sampling, and crafty review exercises for the teachers!

With over 300 students already taught this year, A.B.C is busy trying to keep up with the demand of this new and alternative course: bee farm to the classroom visit! It has been an incredibly fun experience so far, and as the children learn more about native pollinators (leaf cutters and bumblebees) as well as the introduced European honeybee, the future of bees will be a little more safe. A.B.C is looking at ways to help the bees by educating the little ones about bee behaviours and how to identify them (these children will not mistake a wasp for a friendly bee ever again!).

If you are interested in bringing an A.B.C class to a space near you, please contact Eliese at info@backyardbees.ca.

5 responses to “A.B.C in the Classroom: Grades one, two and three!

  1. Hello,
    I am a playschool teacher in the southwest area of Calgary.
    I am just wondering if you have ever done any presentations to groups of children in the age range of 4 – 5 years.


    • Carolyn,
      No I havent, but I can make a presentation for that. E-mail me and we can talk more about it. eliese backyardbees ca


  2. HI, Eliese

    Wondering if you want be part of the nature school curriculum at Lakech EcoLodge both onsite and in urban Edmonton. We will be offering “natural education” or unschooling program that still meets the Alberta Education Act curriculum and which is offered in original unique locations and presentations!

    Let me know or maybe you can train me up!


  3. Hey Eliese! You might remember me from middle school!

    I am so proud of you for your work in sustainable Beekeeping! Bees are so integral to our food system, that we too often take them for granted!

    I am definitely looking to attend your workshop! It has been on my list of environmental trades that I’ve wanted to learn for awhile now.

    Excellent work with the students! Its an amazing thing to teach children at a young age about the importance of bees in our ecosystem, and also to be conscious of our environment.



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