Thursday, June 12, 2014

Learning about Bees

On Wednesday afternoon, the students in our classroom learned about bees from a local community member.   Jackie Wintersteen is a friend of mine and a retired RES kindergarten teacher. She arrived and I introduced her as "The Queen Bee". She brought several props, including pictures, a real honeycomb from a hive, a smoker and a bee keepers headgear. She had the children act out the roles of bees in the hive. She also had a taste of honey for all of us. Did you know that a bee only makes about one teaspoon of honey in it's lifetime?!?

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