I have been busy drumming up interest in my son's Troop - 107 Old North State Council. Local Bee Keeping mentors have offered assistance and donations of both equipment and bees. We have an Eight Frame Hive, a 10 frame hive, a smoker, two hive tools, some entrance feeders and some extra woodenware and frames to come. On Saturday , we held an information session at my hives , we had 7 boy participate , mostly younger ones and all their parents and two leaders without their boys. Iddee and Jacobs both helped me, we had a perfect afternoon too. We went into one hive only and the fed all the hives at the end. I suited up to show all the protection equipment, while Iddee and Jacobs both went natural, as the hive we were in is very gentle. We showed the boys the insides of a hive, pulled Honey frames, pollen frames , brood eggs and Larvae etc. I also had all my extra equipment on display and Iddee gave a demo of a sting to show what a sting looks like too. I also went through the use of Benadryl and EpiPen if stung and why and most importantly WHEN to use - after calling 911. Great feedback from all who came and I think we may get some new parents as beekeepers. My next issue is the final permission to place the hives at the Church.