on Long Island
Ray Lackey, 1260
Walnut Ave. Bohemia NY 11716-2176
Phone: (631)567-1936 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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WE BRING LIVING NATURE TO YOU!!
We bring an observation hive with several thousand bees into your facility and
teach, and entertain, your group with interesting information about this
fascinating social insect.
- Knowledgeable, dynamic
- Live bees in observation
- Hands-on materials.
- Detailed pictures and
- Supplementary materials.
Our presentations are interesting, and educational.
We provide advance, and follow-up, classroom materials and adjust the
presentation for the audience age, size, and time available. Standard titles
- Our Friend, the Honeybee -
normally geared to the younger ages but good general presentation, easily
- Honeybee Pollination -
normally geared to older students and can be adjusted in detail for
biology students and farmers.
- Where have all the bees gone?
- geared to interested adults, garden clubs and farmers. Recently imported
parasites are wiping out the wild honeybees. This is having a major effect
on agricultural pollination.
We are again listed in the BOCES Arts-in-Education
book under the Exploratory Enrichment heading for classroom presentations in our
always informative and interesting." Alison Tews,
Director South Shore
WE MAKE LEARNING FUN!!
We stimulate interest in nature and the environment through an insect both
fascinating and a little frightening, a combination irresistible to children of
all ages, young or old.
- Life cycle of insects.
- Honeybees as Social Insects.
- Different members of
- How bees communicate.
- Symbiotic relationship of
plants and Honeybees.
- Where honey comes
- What is pollination
- How honeybees differ from
other bees, hornets, and wasps.
- History of man keeping bees.
- Products of the hive.
We have a full line of products and services related to beekeeping:
- PRODUCTS: Observation hives,
Educational displays, L.I. Honey, Beeswax, Beeswax candles, bees, and
- SERVICES: Custom design,
installation, and maintenance of honeybee displays, short term observation
hive rental, swarm removal, pollination rentals, and presentations.
highly recommend Ray to do educational honeybee programs for any age group...
as they are articulate, interesting, educational, and fun." Timothea Nalepa, Environmental
Educator, Holtsville Ecology Site
LET US HELP YOU!!
Let us help you make your program more interesting!!
We are a unique resource to enhance your classroom or activity schedule, at
school, in a club, or at camp. We will coordinate with your curriculum and have
become an anticipated event in schools where we return annually to a particular
Call to discuss your application. We will work out a program customized
around your goals and situation.
is both informing and entertaining." Amy L. Freiman,
The Environmental Centers of Setauket-Smithtown Inc.
Ray Lackey was raised in western Pennsylvania
on a typical small farm of the area. His grandfather used wood sections for
producing comb honey. He has been keeping bees on Long
Island for over 25 years. Ray received his certification as a
Master Beekeeper from Eastern Apiculture Society of North America, a
certification recognized by New York
and most other states as being very qualified in knowledge of honeybees. He has
given numerous honeybee presentations at parks, nature centers and schools. He
maintains many of the observation hives at local parks and nature centers. His
love for nature, and especially honeybees, shows in his presentations. Ray has
served as president of the Long Island Beekeepers Club. He has worked with a
Boy Scout troop for over fifteen years so he understands and can deal with
kids. He is also a research engineer in electronics and regularly speaks to
large professional groups. (The photo shows him and his daughter Anita, four
years of age, in a bee cage at a fair. This was a controlled situation with
known bees. Do not do this at home!!!)