How and why do bees pollinate plants?
Why do bees swarm?
Is there a bee shortage?
Why are there different kinds of honey?
Can I use honey as an antibacterial?
These questions and more are answered and/or discussed in a lively presentation. Participants will learn about the fascinating society of bees. As well as a lecture on pollination, honey making and harvesting, bee reproduction and the medicinal qualities of honey. They will feel and smell beeswax and honey frames, see giant photos and film clips of various bee activities and taste different kinds of honey. Don’t forget the stars of the show! Participants will be able to see live bees working on a multitude of jobs!
Uncle Jer Brings the Following to Your Local Library, Classroom, Science Night, Senior Center or Church Group:
"Science Standards For Schools" In PDF: Summary of science standards exemplified in our shows. We can customize your show based on grade level.
"Class Room Shows" In PDF: Flyer on individual class room size shows. Description and Prices included.
"Assembly" pricing varies depending on your needs and the number of students. Please call for a custom price quote.
Please see our "Referral List". We don't put our customers phone numbers on our website. If you would like contact phone numbers for any of our referrals please email us with a request.
Shows are available in Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, the Bay Area and Wine Country.
Prices vary on distance traveled. Discounts are available for multiple shows.
Please contact Ellen for pricing and to schedule your show(s).
Removing Bees From Hive
Please feel free to make your own and use our artwork. You may also use any images from our site.
What Others Are Saying About Our Shows
Northwest Library was a hive of activity last Saturday, when Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show arrived. Almost 125 children and adults enjoyed a slide show, puppet show and demonstration on the life of bees. Kids were buzzing with excitement and the staff were busy as bees helping patrons and checking out books.
Uncle Jer and Ellen did a fabulous job educating everyone about the fragility of bees and their importance to all of us. The slide show, the puppet show, the question & answer session and the beehives were amazing! Kids of all ages, and the adults, were fascinated. This is exactly the kind of show that public libraries and schools should offer. It's educational and fun too!
Children's Services Librarian
Sonoma County Library
Jer and his fansUncle Jer’s Bee show was educational, interesting, and captivating for our elementary age children. The students really enjoyed learning about bee pollination and honey production in an engaging presentation with great visuals. In addition, the puppet show was a wonderful way to help the students explore the life of a worker bee. I highly recommend bringing Uncle Jer and Mrs. Uncle Jer to your school for this lively and entertaining show. Don’t miss it!
Prevention and Intervention Specialist -Anna Kirchgater Elementary School
“My students were ‘buzzing’ for weeks after experiencing Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show. His observation hives, pollination lesson, incredible photos, and homemade honey taste test, brought chapter four in our science textbook alive! I’m already signed up for next year!” J.D. Maher, 5th Grade Teacher, Florin Elementary School
“Our kindergarten classes really enjoyed the bee presentation. They had fun looking for the queen bee. The best part was the delicious honey! This was a fun and educational show! We can’t wait until Uncle Jer returns next year.” Mrs. Clayburn, Phoenix Schools
"Our school was fortunate enough to have Uncle Jer present his Bee Show during our Family Science Night. The exhibit had several visuals, including a real bee hive, great handouts, and even honey samples that were available for the families to taste. It ended up being a terrific addition to all of the other stations about science in our world. Thanks Uncle Jer!" Cory M. Jones, Interim Principal, Earl Warren Elementary School
Please feel free to make your own and use our artwork. 'Spring' has some extra art work to the side. You may also use any images from our site.