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Bonlee kindergarteners learn about bees

Posted Monday, May 9, 2011

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Bonlee, NC - During their unit on bees, Bonlee kindergarten students of Nichole Conrad learned what it means to be “as busy as a bee” when they were visited by local beekeeper Janet Walters. Walters talked to the students about keeping and caring for bees. She brought some of the tools that she uses with her bees such as the smoker, a new hive, and her bee suit.

In small groups, Walters explained the different jobs that bees have, and the students were able to act out the jobs. The class learned that bees have very busy lives. One of the students’ favorite things to do was trying on the bee suit and experiencing how it protects the beekeeper.

Colton Walters said that he really liked looking at the large pictures the beekeeper showed and seeing the bees close up without the chance of getting stung. Another student, Tally Davis, said she learned how bees went about making honey.

Conrad commented the experience was very helpful because it provided the students with background knowledge on bees. They were able to make connections to the visit during the rest of the unit noted Conrad.

 
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