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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

An Afternoon With the Tiger Cub Scouts

I had such fun this afternoon.  A troop leader for a troop of Tiger Cub Scouts lives in my neighborhood and asked if I would share the bees with her troop.  Today I met the boys and their parents at the Blue Heron and we looked into my hive over there.

We donned bee veils, put on long pants and gloves, looked into the beehive and examined the frames, touched honeycomb, and tasted honey. I think a good time was had by all!

I  had a GREAT time with these boys.

Here's a slideshow (maybe these guys will take up beekeeping in the future!) Click on the slideshow to see it full screen.

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:45 AM

    We had such a great time. It was a special treat. Thank you! -Christie

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  2. Oh how fun! I bet the boys loved it!

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  3. Good for you! I was a Den mother many moons ago and it is a pleasure working with young boys. (I had four of my own!) I know they learned some great things, and yes, there may be a future beekeeper in the group!

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  4. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Our Tiger Scouts had a great time (and parents too). Thanks Linda for taking time out to teach us about the bees!
    Laura Kruglewicz & Pack 370, Den 14 (High Point Elementary School)

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  5. I am so glad my son got to experience the bees! We talked a lot afterward about how threatened honeybees are and how important they are. Matt had a wonderful experience, thank you for sharing it with them!

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  6. Linda, wow! Sounds terrific!

    Did you have any concerns about liabilities from stings? Where did you get the bee veils? My boy is in the cub scouts, and I'd love to show his den my bees (when they arrive and I get some comfort with them myself!) but I'm wary of what might happen if one of them got stung.

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  7. They all signed liability waivers, not that that is much of a help, but at least it states that the parent realizes that they are being vulnerable to bee stings. I also talked to them about moving slowly like a flowing river around the bees - funny results but they took me seriously and moved liked a slow motion movie! I have five bee veils and borrowed two from a friend.

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  8. I realize that sounds sort of ridiculous that I have so many veils, but I have two bee suits (each with zip off veil), a bee jacket, a bee veil for my four year old grandson, and a tie on bee veil for visitors.

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  9. I love the idea of guest veils! We're beginning beekeepers (who read your entire blog this winter). We caught two swarms this past week, and are getting a split from a friend this weekend. All that will add up to two hive in our backyard in Northern California.

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