Volunteer beekeepers are needed to staff the permanent Honey Bee Exhibit. The task ahead is for a group of trained volunteers to be prepared, with more being trained all along to maintain a continued beekeeper volunteer presence.
A training program developed cooperatively by NC Zoo Volunteer Coordinator Toy Jarrett and NCSBA is up and running.
Both required orientations will be given-- one for Zoo regulations, the second for beekeeper preparation given by Dr. John Ambrose. Those planning to attend are asked to come about 20 minutes early, if possible, to complete required paper work, to have a picture ID taken, and to choose their volunteer shirt size. (The zoo will conduct a required background check of all volunteers.)
This orientation/training is brief but thorough and will consist of specific methods for using the signs and interpretive elements on the exhibit site and ways of engaging the public and encouraging discussions. The necessary protocols for safety, security, exhibit access and parking are also included in the training.
See overview of general information for NC Zoo volunteer exhibit interpreters.
Call NC Zoo Volunteer Coordinator, Toy Jarrett
at (336) 879-7712 with specific questions.
Email NCSBA Zoo Volunteer
, who will answer questions and assist you in signing up.
The NC Zoo Honey Bee Exhibit was made possible by a
cooperative effort of the North Carolina Zoological Park, North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, NC Farm Bureau, Syngenta, and NC Zoo Society donors.