The Bee Lady Talks
141 Riley St.
Dundee, MI 48131

phone: 734.735.9953

My name is Victoria McIntyre. I am an apiarist; I keep bees. I am fascinated by and study the complexity and structure of the life of the honeybee. I am also interested in sharing my knowledge of bees with students of all ages. For instance, did you know:

  • Honeybees are the only insect that provides food for man.
  • A bee must visit 10,000 flowers to make one teaspoon of honey.
  • There are about 40,000-50,000 bees in an average hive.
  • A worker bee lives 4-6 weeks; the queen bee lives 3-4 years.
  • The hexagon shape of a bee cell is one of the strongest and most efficient in the world.

This is just a sampling of interesting facts about the lives of honeybees. I give 50-60 minute presentations of the life of the bee. The presentations include a look at a real hive (a miniature one without real bees), visual aids, honey in a comb, other products from the hive, and an in-depth talk about the life and uses of the bee-- tailored to the age of the group.

In addition to the informative talk, I will guide your students through the process of making an old-fashioned beeswax rolled candle. This activity is optional and can be enjoyed for just $1 more per student. It is a wonderful experience/keepsake for students of all ages. Call for more details.

Please call or e-mail me any time to schedule a fun-filled, fact-filled hour of information about the honeybee.

See for yourself why students change their perception of this fascinating creature-- the honeybee-- from being a "scardy cat" to "I think bees are cool!"

Hurry, the 2009-10 season is filling up quickly! Call now for information about booking a talk for your students.


Victoria McIntyre
The Bee Lady


"Thank you for coming to our class and teaching us so much about bees. I used to be scared of bees but now i'm barely scared of them at all. . . Thank you for the information."

"I enjoyed learning about bees so now I'm not such a scardy cat."

"Thank you for coming in. I hope you had as much fun as I had. Bees are cool."

"I hope you can come agen to teach us more about bees and I like bees."

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