Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Bee keeper!

Today we got to visit a real bee keeper. We saw 50,000 bees in a hive. The bee keeper showed us some of the tools he uses with the bees and let us ask some questions. We learnt that the queen bee lays eggs and after 25 days baby bees hatch out of the eggs and chew through the wax lid. We also learnt that wax is actually white and it is the pollen that makes it turn yellow. In the hive we saw a queen bee who was been born and was going to take half the hive to start a new hive. This was very exciting and we really enjoyed seeing the bees.

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