The below photos are of a wonderful field trip we took in 2004-5. Of course, with a name like Sprittibee, you would assume that I would have a bee field trip up my sleeve, right? What is ironic, however, is that for the most part, I am deathly afraid of flying insects. Running and screaming is NOT beneath me when bumble-bees, yellow jackets or large, fang-faced horse-flies are nearby. I have been CHASED and harassed by bumble bees and red wasps; and I am a mosquito magnet.
Honey bees, however, are very interesting little creatures. I enjoy watching them [when they aren’t dive-bombing me at the snow-cone stand in the summer after the guy changes out the trash can]. The bees on this particular field trip behaved themselves quite well.
I was impressed with all the great facts we learned and the sweet, sticky honey we got to taste. A few of the bees even landed on us [not me, thankfully – or everyone there would have left with burst eardrums] and not a single person got stung [although the bee man had a few bumps on his skin that made me wonder how many thousands of times he had not fared as well… I guess “we hurt the ones who are most familiar to us”].
I would highly recommend a buzzy bee field trip for your homeschool journey. Make sure you stick close to the smoke can!