Hello Agents. My name is Big Boss and I am the head of INFo (International Nature Forensics), one of the most secret departments, here at Hive HQ. A while ago I enlisted a team of outstanding agents to help solve The Mysterious Case of the Stolen Calix. Well, I’ve got bad news. There's a new thief at large on the scene, and this time, it’s personal...
As you are aware, I’m a very private person. Not much is known about me and I like it that way. But there's one thing that everyone who works for me knows...I have a soft spot for bees. They’re just my favourite! Why do you think this place is called The Hive???
Anyway, I have been keeping bees for many years and I even have my favourite at Hive HQ. Well, I did… until last week. Just last Thursday, we had our yearly Beekeepers Association meeting and when it was time for me to present my colony, we discovered that my entire hive had been stolen! I have no idea who took them, when or how. They’ve just vanished into thin air...
It’s going to be a hard case to crack and I’m going to need the brightest and boldest detectives on the job. You will need to analyse forensic prints, stage crime scene re-enactments, experiment with beeswax, taste test honeycomb evidence, embark on fragrance tracking and even learn to use bee-vision goggles! My poor bees may not survive long. We need to solve this case, fast!
TYPE OF MISSION
Stories & Adventures
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
5 1/2 - 8 (Years 1 - 4). Please note that this is only a recommendation. In our experience, stories and adventures really engage children up to around 8. Every child is different however and you know your child best! If you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Primary School Teachers, supported by Outdoor Practitioners and Drama Professionals. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of between 1:8 and 1:10 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 1 day or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 1 or 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing story.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents. The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
Prices for this mission start at £55 per day per child. The daily price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.