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Beekeeping Bootcamp Package 2022

About Beekeeping Bootcamp

These workshops are designed to support beginning beekeepers all the through their first season. Workshops are taught by Lorna McCallister, Butterfly Pavilion Target Species Manager and knowledgeable beekeeper. You'll work alongside Lorna and other learning beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving hives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!

Cost:

Member: $150 for first participant, $50 for one additional participant

Non-member: $165 for first participant, $75 for one additional participant

 

  • Thank you for your interest in our 2022 Beekeeping Bootcamp program at Butterfly Pavilion! We are planning on hosting again our 5-part beekeeping bootcamp classes and making adjustments for possible virtual learning as well as safe, modified, in-person time in our apiary in 2022. Classes can be purchased separately or as a package.

 

2022 Class dates are:

 

  • Saturday January 8: Beekeeping Basics - 10am-1pm (in-person)
  • Saturday April 9: Package Installation - 10am-1pm (in-person)
  • Saturday June 11: Mid-Season Management and maladies - 10am-1pm - (in-person)
  • Saturday August 13: Honey Extraction - 10am-1pm (in-person)
  • Saturday October 8: Preparing for Winter - 10am-1pm (in-person)

 

Besieged Bees

Bees are critical pollinators and their populations are declining.  Students find out what s happening to bees and why, and generate ideas to help bees and humans!

 

BP Family Nature Club

Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family. Workshops typically take place the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

COST:

Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children (2 - 12)
Non-members: $14 Adults, $6 Children (2 - 12)
Includes admission to Butterfly Pavilion

Please note:

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Family Nature Club workshops are best suited for families with children ages 4-10.

30 person maximum per program.

Bringing a large group or have questions about ages? Call us at 720-974-1877 to see which tour can best accommodate you!

Programs are not eligible for senior discounts. Children under 2 years old are free of admission, but content is not well suited for this age range.

 

 

 

Butterfly Pavilion Rainforest Yoga

Experience a rejuvenating yoga class in our tropical rainforest. Led by one of our rotating instructors, classes provide an amazing opportunity to transcend the hustle and bustle of daily life as you practice amongst the butterflies in our conservatory.

Refunds/Transfers: If you are no longer able to attend, please contact Butterfly Pavilion 48 hours before your class and you will be given the option to transfer your registration to a different date. No refunds are given once the class has been purchased, unless Butterfly Pavilion cancels the class for any reason.  No transfers will be allowed after the class has ended if the participant is unable to attend. 

 

General Admission Timed Entry Tickets

Butterfly Pavilion will be repaving our main and overflow parking lots on Wednesday, May 18, Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, 2022 as part of our facility improvement plan to better serve our guests. Limited On-Site Parking is available during repaving. Butterfly Pavilion will remain open during regular visitor hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily .

For additional parking options, please visit https://butterflies.org/parking-lot- repaving/

Tickets only valid for the date and time selected. Tickets are non-refundable.

Please maintain social distance and limit your visit to 80 minutes and exit the facility.

Guests should check in within the half-hour following their timed entry with the exception of 4:00 p.m. tickets.

Front Doors lock at 4:15 p.m.

Tickets must be reserved for children under 2.

 

EBT/SNAP recipients can receive discounted tickets by showing their card to the front desk when purchasing tickets. EBT/SNAP discounts are not available online.

 

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL

Macro Photography

Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera, phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera! Leave with better skills, knowledge, and tons of fantastic close-up shots.  Space is limited!  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Macro Photography Package 2022

Whether you're a paparazzo or can't figure out your camera phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera!

 

Full Series Pricing:

Members: $50.00

Non-members: $65.00

Summer Camp Week 1: Junior Zookeeper

Week 1: Junior Zookeeper; June 6th - June 10th

Have you ever wondered what a zookeeper does all day? Come spend a week of summer in the life of different zookeepers at Butterfly Pavilion!

 

Summer Camp Week 10: Bugs in Pop Culture

Week 10: Bugs in Pop Culture; August 8th - August 12th

What bugs inspired A Bug's Life? Are the bugs in Animal Crossing accurate? Are the bugs in Pokémon based on real animals? Come spend the week with us and discover how bugs have influenced our favorite games and movies!

 

Summer Camp Week 2: Kid vs. Wild

Week 2: Critter Classification; June 13th - June 17th

Is a scorpion an arachnid? Is a snail a mollusk or crustacean? What is an octopus? Come spend the week with us as we learn the different orders that some of our favorite bugs are in, and be prepared, some might surprise you!

 

Summer Camp Week 3: Time Travelers

Week 3: Time Travelers; June 20th - June 24th

Why were the bugs so big in the Carboniferous Period? What caused the Cambrian Explosion? What new species evolved during the Paleozoic Era? Come spend the week with us and discover the giant bugs and cascading effects of the Paleozoic Era!

 

Summer Camp Week 4: Aquatic Adventures

Week 4: Aquatic Adventures; June 27th - July 1st

What is the difference between the Great Barrier Reef and the Florida Reef Tract? What animals live in the Everglades? Come spend the week with us as we learn all about the incredible water ecosystems and water animals around the world! *The typical water day at the end of the week will be determined based on the current status of the environment and how much precipitation we receive in the previous months* 

 

Summer Camp Week 5: One Day Camps

Week 5: One Day Camps; July 5th - July 8th

July 4th - HOLIDAY, NO CAMP

July 5th - Spider Day: What is the difference between a spider and a tarantula? What is the biggest and smallest spider? Come spend the day with us as we learn all about spiders and get to see some in real life!

July 6th - Roly Poly Day: Is a roly poly an insect? Do roly pollies only live in the dirt? Come spend the day with us as we learn all about these incredible bugs that can curl up into a ball!

July 7th - Animal Senses: What are antennae used for? How many colors can a Mantis Shrimp see? Come spend the day with us and discover the incredible animal senses and how they are different from ours!

July 8th - Conservation Day: What is conservation? How can conservation help our favorite animals? Come spend the day with us and discover all the ways that we can help our favorite animals with conservation!

 

Summer Camp Week 6: Junior Zookeeper

Week 6 (Repeat Week 1 Theme): Junior Zookeeper; July 11th - July 15th

Have you ever wondered what a zookeeper does all day? Come spend a week of summer in the life of different zookeepers at Butterfly Pavilion!

 

Summer Camp Week 7: Critter Classification

Week 7 (Repeat Week 2 Theme): Critter Classification; July 18th - July 22nd

Is a scorpion an arachnid? Is a snail a mollusk or crustacean? What is an octopus? Come spend the week with us as we learn the different orders that some of our favorite bugs are in, and be prepared, some might surprise you!

 

Summer Camp Week 8: Time Travelers

Week 8 (Repeat Week 3 Theme): Time Travelers; July 25th - July 29th

Why were the bugs so big in the Carboniferous Period? What caused the Cambrian Explosion? What new species evolved during the Paleozoic Era? Come spend the week with us and discover the giant bugs and cascading effects of the Paleozoic Era!

 

Summer Camp Week 9: Aquatic Adventures

Week 9 (Repeat Week 4 Theme): Aquatic Adventures; August 1st - August 5th

What is the difference between the Great Barrier Reef and the Florida Reef Tract? What animals live in the Everglades? Come spend the week with us as we learn all about the incredible water ecosystems and water animals around the world! *The typical water day at the end of the week will be determined based on the current status of the environment and how much precipitation we receive in the previous months* 

 

Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest before we open our doors to the public. Snap photos of awakening butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the morning light. Sessions are offered monthly and begin at 7:45 am.

You may pre-register and pay online (preferred) or pay at the door.  Program is limited to 25 participants.

Cost:  $15 for non-members, $11.00 for members. Note: This session is self-guided. Participants supply own equipment.

If you are experiencing trouble with online registration, please email registrar@butterflies.org to sign up.

If you have questions about this program, please email boram@butterflies.org or call 720-974-1877

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Season Management and Maladies

How are we looking? In this mid-season session, we will check in to see how to manage challenges that come up over the season. Do you need to add room or split a colony? How do you check for swarming or identify a parasite problem? We will discuss all kinds of potential issues that can come up and get to the bottom board of how to recognize and solve it.

Honey Extraction

How sweet it is! This workshop will focus all on honey: how to extract and how much to remove, what to use, how to process it, and of course how it tastes!!

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