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Want to teach children about bees

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Riverrat's post "neat happening with a bee" got me to thinking. I work with children and had been planning to do some bee education this summer. I would like to solicit this forum's input on interesting things I should tell the kid's. My first "fact" is going to be the European origins of the honey bee and how it got to this country. If you have any ideas about interesting trivia, facts or old wive's tales I should pass on I would appreciate hearing from you.
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Much is age-dependent, but most kids like "hands on" and visual demonstrations. If you construct an empty (no bees) hive, you can show the parts of a hive; pass around a frame of drawn comb; a hive tool; smoker; let them try on a helmet & veil, etc.

And don't forget the honey tasting!
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