Bean Museum Kids

Today we had the opportunity to host the BYU Bean Museum kids field trip. Including our family, there were 15 kids and 5 adults. Here are a few things we did together!

First, we suited up. We have a classroom set of adult-sized bee suits. They were a bit big on the kids, but protective. And HOT!

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Then we visited the apiary. Kids saw bees coming in and out of the hive and learned about the smoker to calm bees.

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They took turns brushing bees off of this frame.

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Slowly the kids came back inside to escape the heat.

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This is one frame we brought in to extract.

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Kids got to touch the comb . . .

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and each had a turn uncapping with the capping scratcher.

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Then we extracted a couple frames of honey with our Bee Champions extractor.

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Kids each got a taste of fresh honey with some tasting sticks. (No double dipping, please!)

After that, kids searched for bees on the clover in the lawn to catch in the beelining box.

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We found better success catching a bee at the water source. Then we talked about how, historically, people chase bees back to their colony to find honey (bee lining).

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We found a spot of shade for a group picture and a review of what kids learned. We shared bee facts and kids had an opportunity to ask questions.

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We had tons of fun and are looking forward to next year’s group!

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