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Beekeeping Bootcamp Package 2023

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 2023 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 2023. Classes can be purchased separately or as a package.

 

2023 Class dates are:

  • Saturday January 21: Beekeeping Basics - 10am-1pm (in-person)
  • Saturday April 22: Package Installation - 10am-1pm (in-person)
  • Saturday June 10: Mid-Season Management and maladies - 10am-1pm - (in-person)
  • Saturday August 12: Honey Extraction - 10am-1pm (in-person)
  • Saturday September 30: Preparing for Winter - 10am-1pm (in-person)

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

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 paparazzi 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

MLK Day Camp Mon Jan 16: Beauty of Bright Bugs

Monday January 16 (MLK Day Camp): Beauty of Bright Bugs - What's brighter, bioluminescence in the water or a firefly? Do they use their light for communication or to find their way in the dark? Come explore with us how different animals make their own light and who is the brightest bug!

 

Winter Camp 1/2: Bug Gossip 101

1/2: Bug Gossip 101

Do bugs talk with each other? How do they communicate? Come spend the day with us while we explore the world of bug communication and the different ways that they communicate!

 

 

Winter Camp 1/3: Praying Mantis 101

1/3: Praying Mantis 101

Are praying mantis insects or arachnids? Why do some look like flowers and others look like leaves? Come spend the day with us as we explore the world of praying mantises!

 

 

Winter Camp 1/4: Masters of Disguise

1/4: Masters of Disguise

Who is better at camouflaging, a cuttlefish or an octopus? Do some bugs really look like flowers? Come spend the day with us as we explore the bugs that camouflage and what makes them masters of disguise!

 

 

Winter Camp 12/21: Bioluminescence

12/21 Bioluminescence:

What is bioluminescence? What bugs have bioluminescence? Come explore with us how animals make their own light and how they use it!

 

Winter Camp 12/22: Biofluorescence

12/22: Biofluorescence

What is biofluorescence? What bugs have biofluorescence? Come explore with us how animals make their own light and how they use it!

 

Winter Camp 12/23: Bug Bites

12/23: Bug Bites

Have you ever eaten a bug? Do you think bugs are in your food? Spend the day learning about how bugs influence our food and how you may have tasted one before!

*Campers will be given the opportunity to try a cooked bug*

 

Winter Camp 12/27: Amazon Rainforest Forest Floor Layer

12/27: Amazon Rainforest Forest Floor Layer

Are the bugs on the Amazon rainforest floor giant? Are there really tarantulas that can eat birds there? Come spend the day with us as we explore the Amazon Rainforest floor layer and the animals that call it home!

 

 

Winter Camp 12/28: Amazon Rainforest Understory Layer

12/28: Amazon Rainforest Understory Layer

What is the Amazon Rainforest understory layer? What kinds of bugs live there? Come spend the day with us as we explore the Amazon Rainforest understory layer and the bugs that call it home!

 

 

Winter Camp 12/29: Amazon Rainforest Canopy Layer

12/29 Amazon Rainforest Canopy Layer

A multiverse of species was just discovered in the Amazon Rainforest canopy layer! Come spend the day with us as we dive into this multiverse and explore the newly discovered animals that call it home!

 

Winter Camps 12/30: Amazon Rainforest Emergent Layer

12/30: Amazon Rainforest Emergent Layer

What is the Amazon Rainforest emergent layer? Do any bugs live there? Come spend the day with us we explore the Amazon Rainforest emergent layer and the bugs that call it home!

 

 

Beekeeping Basics

Interested in starting a hive?  In this session, we re covering the basics!  We will delve into honey bee biology and beekeeping history, learn what equipment is needed, discuss optimal hive locations and gain more practical advice for a crash course that will get you ready for the season.

Package Installation and Early Season Management

Let s get these bees settled in! In this session we will cover the practical aspects of getting your hive set up from acquiring and transporting packages, to installation, to handling. Experience the excitement as we learn together.

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.

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