Workshops by bee-garden and apiary KUPA
Already three years in
a row, a bee-garden and apiary KUPA has been educating children
and adults also the international guests on themes of bees, beekeeping, natural
candle making, native Baltic ornaments, and local herbal plants.
During our educational lessons, we are discussing the relationship between the bees and plants, the importance of linen in the local culture. We are reminding all our guests the ordinary meaning of a candle. During the workshop, we handmaking a candle, which in old times was a symbol of "light carrier" for the whole family and their home. We are decorating a special ethnographic bag and making some herbal distillate (hydrolat) from hand-picked local herbal plants.
The workshops are held throughout the year. Each time we look at the candle making process depending on the context of a calendar season. Every workshop or educational program is tailored to different age groups according to their skills and capabilities. The youngest ones will listen to the tales, riddles, they will play and dance. The elder ones will be able to deepen their knowledge about the bees and their input to the whole ecosystem from the perspective of up-to-date science and modern technology.
workshops are taking place in our bee-garden or off-site (in the schools,
kindergartens and etc.).