Story Time in Norwalk

If you have been following our blog, you have noticed that September was a busy month for me as the Central Iowa Honey Queen. At the end of September, I visited the Norwalk Easter Public Library to do a story time.

This story time was really big. There were over fifty kids present with their adults. I started by introducing myself. Then I read the book Little Bee by Edward Gibbs.



Here I am reading the book Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski.



After the story time, the kids got to roll a beeswax candle and color honey bee pictures.

Abigial

Visiting the Science Center of Iowa’s Preschool

Last September, I visited a class of preschoolers at the Science Center of Iowa. I read them books about honey bees, explained the bees life cycle, and showed them real bees in an observation hive. I also told them about the bees that live at the Science Center of Iowa.

Here I am teaching the kids about honey bee anatomy with my worker bee puppet, Abby.



In this picture, I am showing the kids a picture of a working bee fanning. Worker bees fan the air to reduce the temperature in the hive.



All the kids loved looking at the bees. Some of them were so interested in looking at the bees that they did not want to sit back down.



Sharing with the kids about bees was a lot of fun. They were super excited that the Science Center had its own bees and were eager to go find them.

Abigail

North Side Public Library Honey Bee Story Time

On August 1st, I led honey bee story time at the North Side Branch of the Des Moines Public Library. This story time was part of my Central Iowa Honey Queenship

First, I read the book Little Bee by Edward Gibbs. As you probably know by know, I love using this book to teach why honey bees sting. Honey bees do not like to sting people. They sting mostly to protect the hive.



Here I am reading the book Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski. Bee Dance is my all time favorite children’s honey bee book.



Here I am teaching the kids how to do the waggle dance. The kids then went around the room to collect nectar and pollen from the paper flowers.



I love these pictures that were given to me. The picture in the photo below is my favorite because it can be used to teach about pollen baskets, pollination, or even the effect of chemicals on honey bees.



Here I am teaching about the life cycle of honey bees.



The kids at this program were very attentive. After story time, they were able to color honey bee themed coloring sheets.

Abigail