Friday, June 17, 2011

Bee Science

S is all excited

Beekeeping is COOL! Ross had a discarded piece of honeycomb that he had accidentally squished when he was checking the hives. He brought the piece into the house and put it on the counter. The next morning as the kids were getting ready for school, S (with the sharp eyes) noticed movement on the honeycomb. Sure enough, a bee was hatching. Then he noticed that two more were trying to hatch as well.

Some hatching bees?

Ross was still home and he found an old peanut butter jar to put the piece in so that S could take it to school and maybe they could all watch the bees hatch. Well, this turned out to be the big hit of the day as two more bees hatched while they were in class. Their teacher, especially thought it was pretty cool to watch. When the kids came home we opened the jar and left it on the backyard table, hoping the bees would still go back to their hive. S spent hours checking on them and discussing how they would find their hive. Hopefully they made it. And hopefully we'll get another chance to watch this glimpse into the bee life cycle again.

Beekeeping is COOL!

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