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Kids and Bees Program

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Date(s) – January 10, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel,
1551 N. Thoreau Dr,
Schaumburg, IL, United States


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My name is Sarah Red-Laird.  I am the Kids and Bees Program Director for the American Beekeeping Federation, and I am organizing an event for kids in Schaumburg, Illinois that I think it would be a great fit for your students!   


The American Beekeeping Federation is bringing their conference and tradeshow to Schaumburg in 2020.  On Friday, January 10th from 9:00 – Noon, I would like to personally invite you to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel to participate in the “Kids and Bees” educational event. This no-charge program has been a traditional featured event with the American Beekeeping Federation conference for over 20 years, and is a “don’t miss” opportunity for school groups, homeschool kids, scouts, and clubs.


Kids and their teachers and parents can expect a room full of hands-on exhibits under the themes of, “The Art of Beekeeping,” “The Science of Beekeeping,” “The World of Beekeeping,” and “The Future of Bees: It’s Up to You!” Learn about the art and science behind beeswax, honey, pollination, ultraviolet bee vision, and so much more! Students will make their way through each station, engaging with beekeepers, local youth bee experts, and Honey Queens from around the US, participating in activities that will harness their senses and imaginations.


This event is set up to be “self-guided” and usually takes kids 45 minutes to an hour to explore about 20 stations.  Please see this link for a video of a similar program I did in Louisiana, and this link for photo albums of past programs.  For more on the “Kids and Bees” program and the conference, visit: abfconference.com/kids-bees 


Registration is required.  Please use this link to find a time that works best for you and your group: https://kidsandbees2020.eventbrite.com.  For up-to-the-minute information, and to help share our event, join our Facebook event here.  


If you plan on bringing larger groups, via bus, we will work with you on staging, parking, etc.  For more information, or any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 541-708-1127.


Buzz, Buzz


The Kids and Bees Team

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