originally published April 30th
It's been lovely to be outside to see things get so green and leafy this last week, and more and more little bugs and warm weather loving things coming out. We planted a few things in the garden last week, and all of this sun and wind has kept us busy watering. Over the last two weeks we enjoyed talking about worms and things that live in the soil. We learned a lot of neat things about worms! We have lots to be grateful to worms for.
We are talking about bees this week. Bees are one of those things that you can just keep going forever with, there is so much to know. So far we have talked about bee dances and played a silly bee dance game, and we’ve also learned how bees make honey, (did you know that they pass the nectar back and forth into each other’s mouths several times then regurgitate it into the comb as honey? Hopefully that won’t diminish your appreciation of the sweetness and health benefits of honey.)
We are going to have a very quick bee field trip on Friday, May 10th at 10 am. My neighbor across the street keeps bees in his back yard, and he is going to let us go in and check out the hives while he is out at work. Anyone is welcome to come and meet us and walk over and see the bees as well. They are behind a wire fence, so it won't be too up close and personal. It's going to be a short visit I bet, but we might have a little real honeycomb snack afterwards if I can find some.