Field Trip to the Bee Yard
Today I got to check out my bees and show them to my niece and nephews. My niece was a little scared ad first, but she was courageous and brave and got real close to see the bees working in the hive. She felt safe, wearing the veil. We saw brood in the larva and pupa stages, some pollen, and lots of honey. We even got to taste a little honey. Here is a letter my nephew wrote me after seeing all the bees. He wanted me to fill in the blanks like a worksheet.
5/22/2013 09:36:04 pm
I love the veil as well as the wonderful communication options explored yesterday. I'll keep reading with earnest!
5/23/2013 10:56:20 pm
The wonderful thing about keeping bees is that people get so excited! We need more beekeeper, and sharing these experiences are the best way to encourage the next generation. You are already mentoring the others, educating them, and preparing them for their own hives!
6/17/2013 10:01:16 am
Thanks for all your support as my mentor. I have learned a lot from your advice to me and the other new beekeepers in the mentoring class.
6/17/2013 09:57:43 am
Thanks for the encouraging words Deni. I was surprised by Elijah's letter too! I love his enthusiasm for the bees. Weeks later he was ready to visit them again to get some more honey.
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Staring at the dancing bees in an observation hive, it hits me. I love how these tiny creatures communicate. It looks like they're having fun dancing around while telling their sisters where to find some nectar.
Amanda's Sting Count
2013- 6 stings