Friday, June 13, 2008

Bee Field Trip

One of the Moms in my homeschool group invited us over today to learn how honey is harvested from bees.

This is what the tray looks like when it's pulled out from the bees. And the different colored dots on this one is pollen. Different colored pollen- who knew?? Am I the only one that thought that all pollen is yellow??
We got to watch them scrape the trays (remove the wax so the honey will come out), spin it (centripetal force pulls the honey out) and strain it. Then we bought some to bring home with us. After we saw how they honey is harvested, we out into the backyard to see some of the wonderful goodies she is growing in her garden. This picture is a little fuzzy, but it's the top of a carrot. Then one of the sons pulled it up for us to better see. Stuff like this really makes me want to get my garden going!

What a lovely tomato:

We had a little fun with the chickens and the rabbit too.


  1. What a great learning experience! It's looks like you had a fun adventure!

  2. What a fun trip! I'd love to have a hive and have my own honey, but I'm kinda scared of the bees.

  3. Amy, it was a great experience. We had so much fun.

    Ann, I know I feel the same way. :)

  4. What a great time they must have had! I would have loved to sample that fresh honey. :)


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