Pollinators

Classes & Workshops

Get your garden and your lifestyle buzzing with pollinator-friendly practices and products! Looking to learn more about pollinators? Check out our Bees & Pollinators page

Adult classes are intended for Ages 18+ unless otherwise stated.


  • native pollinator in a garden, phot by Heather Holm

    Planting For Pollinators

    Select a session
    Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m.-noon
    Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-noon

    Introductory

    $15 member/$30 non-member

  • Watching the beekeeper at the Bee Center, photo by Jill Leenay.

    Watch the Beekeeper at Work

    Drop-in to any session:
    Friday, May 24, 2:30-2:50 p.m.
    Sunday, June 2, 10:30-10:50 a.m.  or 11:30-11:50 a.m. 
    Sunday, June 9, 10:30-10:50 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m.
    Sunday, June 16, 10:30-10:50 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m.
    Thursday, July 4, 11-11:20 a.m.
    Saturday, July 13, 10:30-10:50 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 10:30-10:50 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30-10:50 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m.
    Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30-10:50 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m. or 1-1:20 p.m. 

    Included with gate admission, no program registration needed.

  • Beekeeper Ping shows a frame of bees to participants. Photo by Tom LeMay.

    Special Access for Ages 6+: Honey Bee Hive Inspection

    Select a session
    Monday, May 27, 10:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m. or 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Saturday, June 1, 10:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m.
    Saturday, June 8, 10:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m.

    $29 member/$44 non-member

  • Bee Hive opening, photo by Laura Cogswell

    Special Access for Ages 18+: Honey Bee Hive Inspection

    Select a session
    Saturday, June 8, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Saturday, June 22, 3:30-4:45 p.m. 
    Sunday, July 14, 1-2:15 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 11, 1-2:15 p.m.

    $29 member/$44 non-member

  • Beekeeper Ping shows a frame of bees to participants. Photo by Tom LeMay.

    Special Access for Ages 6+: Honey Bee Hive Inspection

    Select a session
    Friday, June 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m.
    Saturday, June 22, 10:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m. 
    Saturday, July 6, 10:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m. 
    Sunday, July 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 11, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

    $29 member/$44 non-member

  • Beekeeper Ping harvests honey in the Bee Center.

    Watch the Honey Harvest

    Friday, Aug. 2 OR Saturday, Aug. 3: Drop in anytime 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    INCLUDED with gate admission ticket, no program registration needed.

  • monarch on flower, photo by Jill Bierbaum Rice, APS

    Insect Appreciation: Enhance your Connection with the Natural World

    Thursday, Aug. 8, 2-3:30 p.m.

    $22 member/$37 non-member

  • Pollinator photography class, Photo by Instructor Don Tredinnick

    Pollinator Photography at the Arb: Butterflies, Bees & More!

    Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Any skill level, some experience with manual settings preferred

    $105 member/$120 non-member

 

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