Today we welcome Arianne Cope, a Rhythm of The Home contributor who shares some wonderful activities to do inspired by those buzzy little bees making their hives this time of year.
Thank you and Welcome Arianne.
What better way to coax spring into being than to study honey bees?
We started with a pound of beeswax from a local beekeeper. This is better than gold. It’s smooth and rich and smells of honey and rain.
Then we melted it in the microwave and poured it into molds.
The results were beautiful. We also made some tiny beeswax candles inside walnut shells.
:: Then we made our own little honey bees using black chenille stems for the antennae and stingers, googly eyes, white felt for the wings, little wooden balls painted black for the heads, and little terra cotta pots turned upside down for the bodies.
:: We journeyed inside a beehive with Ms. Frizzle and her class.
:: Then we diagrammed the journey of honey from hive to table and constructed our own honey comb.
:: For snack time? Honey of course, spread on nine-grain bread.
Arianne Cope is an award-winning journalist, novelist, and photographer living in scenic Southern Utah. She homeschools her four children and blogs about her journey to become a more mindful parent at Still Parenting.