Celestial Offerings Apiaries Educational Programs
Celestial Offerings Apiaries is comprised of the team of Normand Peloquin, and, of course, hundreds of thousands of honey bees. Their love of their craft brings pollination to farmers' crops and honey to your kitchen. Bees are an important part of our world; they take care of our food chain. We can show you how.
Our beekeeping team can bring an educational program to your school or organization. We have programs tailored for all age groups from kindergarten kids through senior citizens.
Each one-hour-plus program includes a powerpoint presentation and lots more. We cover such topics as the history of the honey bee in North America, the life cycle of the honey bee, and the importance of honey bees assistance in crop pollination. We bring along a fully-enclosed, safe, live observation hive where you can watch honey bees at work, as well as a skep (beehive) that was used in the 1600's and a modern beehive for you to examine. We demonstrate the use of the beekeepers' tools and equipment; and we answer your questions about honey bees and beekeeping.
Schools can book a minumum of 3 class presentations (maximum class size of 35 students per class) up to a maximum of 5 class presentations per day in the same school. The rate is $100.00 for each presentation, plus a mileage charge for schools outside of North Smithfield.
Please contact us to determine rates for your particular situation.
Presentations at Hi-On-A-Hill
Special presentations can be booked at Hi-On-A-Hill for small groups and bus tours. Please contact us for more information.
Organizations and companies can sponsor Celestial Offerings Educational Programs for schools or groups, such as Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, and 4H Clubs. Sponsorship is tax decuctible, it's a great way to build community relations.
Please Note: If you would like to sponsor a program but don't know of a group that would like to receive the program, please let us know and we will help find a group to sponsor in your community.
Students viewing the Observation Hive
Presentation at the Mashantucket-Pequot Museum
About Our Apriaries
We are a family owned company. Our apiaries are located on Hi-On-A-Hill Herb Farm & Gardens in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
A portion of the proceeds from our Education Programs is donated to the Eastern Apicultural Society, an international non-profit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, and excellence in bee research.
Honey from our bees is available exclusively from the Hi-On-A-Hill Gift Shoppe.
Celestial Offerings is a member of:
The Rhode Island Beekeepers Association
The Masscahusetts Beekeepers Association
The Eastern Apicultural Society
A portion of the proceeds from Celestial Offerings Education Programs is donated to the Eastern Apicultural Society, an international non-profit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, and excellence in bee research.
For more information:
Celestial Offerings Apiaries
Celestial Offerings Apiaries
P.O. Box 1085
Slatersville, Rhode Island 02876