We partnered with the National Geographic Society to produce a two minute video that demonstrates the importance of honey bees. At Sweet Virginia Foundation, our mission is to provide in-classroom instruction and host field-trips to our honey bee sanctuary delivering a hands-on experience to students of all ages.
Learn more about these pollinators and check out our video.
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The children whole-heartedly embraced the honeybee unit. They learned to work in groups, using their critical thinking skills to come up with theories on the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder and possible solutions.
-Robin Peacemaker, STEM Lab
-Renee Kelahan, Library
Loudoun Country Day School
“The information that was delivered was very age appropriate which kept the students engaged throughout the time. The students and teachers here at St. Mary’s can’t say enough about the wonderful learning opportunities that Sweet Virginia has to offer!”
-Jessica Sewell, 3rd grade teacher
St. Mary’s Catholic School
“Having the children involved in the various parts of the program from nectar, to the queen bee, drone bee, worker bee, touching & smelling honeycomb, and the fantastic travel observation hive to safely view the live bees up close . . . ”
-Nan Markman, Director
Epiphany Weekday School
“We spent the afternoon learning about the bee’s habits and habitats as well as their contributions to our world. Thank you Sweet Virginia for coming to visit.”
Gayle Ravit, educator
“With this hands-on Hive Alive program, our children, the next generation of honey bee guardians learned a vital lesson- bees, flowers and people- we all need each other.”
5th grade teacher P.B. Smith Elementary School
“Ms. Edsall was engaging and knowledgeable. She was patient and answered students’ questions thoroughly. The topic of honey bee life cycles is directly in line with the SOL objectives we are learning about in class.”