Last night we attended a graduation party next door. One youngster of 5 , asked why there were so many bees drinking at the birdbath, so I explained why and how they used the water etc, and he asked a few more questions , so offered to show him the hives. Keen as anything, his mom came too and we just watched for awhile, i have one hive bearding at present too.....I of course asked them to stand back and he immediately said " but if you can go right up why can't I". so I took the bait and asked if he wanted to look inside Lit the smoker and opened one hive and brought out a frame to where they were standing, let him dip his finger in the honey too. Bless his heart... He asked why they weren't stinging us..... And it was the perfect time to explain how people don't understand our bees. Great 10 minutes which I hope he remembers for life.