The Honeybee Education Centre

The Honeybee Education Centre aims to educate people, especially children on the important role the honeybee plays in our environment.

Bet you did not know this!!!
South Africa is home to two sub-species of honeybees. Apis mellifera (A.m.) scuttelata, the African bee, also known as "the killer bee," and the world renowned A.m. capensis.
The unique quality for which capensis is known is the ability of their unfertilized laying workers to lay fertilized eggs, without having been mated, and thus reproduce a queen bee.

Although the Honeybee Education Centre is aimed at educating school groups, everone is welcome. It is however advisable to call beforehand to slot in with a group as the programme takes from one to one and a half hours.

The program includes:

  • A video shows how to catch a swarm of bees and hive it.
  • Puppets tell a fun story and teach about life inside a beehive.
  • Activity rooms offer creative playtime including dressing up.
  • Inspect live honeybees through the glass of an observation hive and see how they go about their various duties.
  • Honey tasting - learn that bees make different kinds of honey from different kinds of plants.
  • Discovery room - gives you inside information
  • Teacher's receive a follow up package of age appropriate material for their classes.

Contact Detail:

t: 021 511 4567


Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 16:30
Sa: 08:00 - 11:30
Group Tours: 09:00 and 10:30


38 Milner Road, Maitland

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