Bee Farm

bee-farmWhen I was a teacher at a Christian school, I took my class on a field trip to a bee farm. As a homeschool family, you can do the same. You can see first-hand how bee keepers acquire honey from bees.

You might wonder if this field trip is too dangerous for children. If a child is allergic to bees, I suppose it would be dangerous. But no one gets stung if you walk around calmly. Bees do not sting people unless they feel that they are being attacked.

Buying local honey can help your family to overcome allergies to pollen. This is because you are basically inoculating yourself by getting your body used to the local pollen.

This field trip is perfect for homeschool families that are studying insects. Bees are social insects, since they work together in colonies. The hexagonal shape of the honeycomb is also fascinating, since the individual hexagonal shapes fit together so perfectly.

I recommend reading books about bees and watching a few DVD’s from the library about bees before going to see a bee keeper, so that you can get the most out of your field trip.


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2 Responses to “Bee Farm”

  1. Julie says:

    You are SO brave! Our honeybees here have all been overtaken by the killer bees so they are quite scary. We had a hive here and the bees would chase us. We had to call a professional out to take care of it because we couldn’t even leave our house.

    It looks like an interesting time, though! Did you get any honey? Hope so!

    God bless you – Julie

    • Susan Evans says:

      Julie, I’m exhausted right now from spiritual warfare in my life, so I grabbed some old pictures from when I was a teacher. These pictures were taken over 10 years ago. LOL I thought it might be a good idea for something to do in the spring. I hope people don’t get confused, because my last post was about flying kites, and my daughter was just a baby back when I took those kite pictures.

      Yes, the bee keeper gave us little straws with honey in them. The funny thing about that field trip was that I had no protective covering, and I didn’t get stung, and I wasn’t even afraid!

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