If you were to visit me today

this would be the first thing you saw

upon crossing the threshold

2 slightly squashed bees

brought home by Henry to be made better.

He’s very worried about the bees. We took a short walk on Saturday and found no less than 5 dead bees.

This can not be good.

So, I’m going to do my bit and adopt a bee hive.


9 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Kristina Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 9:07 am

    It’s nice to see that Henry is still very kind animal lover 🙂

  2. ruth Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    A bee hive, brilliant idea.

  3. scentedsweetpeas Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    🙁 poor bees, tell Henry we have lots and lots of happy bees in our garden so not to worry too much. Great idea to adopt a hive, I may have to look into that one.

  4. Dad Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    We also have lots of Honey Bees in our garden.
    Adopting a hive is an excellent idea – but only look into it if you are wearing the proper protective clothing 🙂
    Never mind Henry. Bees do tend to tire themselves out looking for pollen and the workers have only a short working life anyway (maybe three weeks).
    It doesn’t seem long does it.
    I do love the Honey though!

  5. Pat Sieler Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    What a wonderful idea. When I was around five, our neighbor had hives and I never got stung. So no worry. That is such a generous idea. And the learning possibilities are terrific.
    My dog, Frida, like to chomp on them. She has never gotten stung but they must taste sweet to her. I can’t figure out how to stop her, so I don’t try.

  6. Heidi Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    When I was a child I grew up with a beehive and I remember we went to pick them up (hive) and they were in a wire box and the sound was amazing… he will love it!!!

  7. Laura Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    You are a lovely mum!

  8. Angela Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I’m sure you’ll have come across this BBC project already as its widely advertised, but if not it’s a great site with lots to make too! My friend runs a local Bee Part of It project and really recommends the activities to children in the schools she works in.


    Adopt a hive looks like a great scheme, I love supporting small community projects, might get involved with my local one too!

  9. Debbie St. Germain Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at 3:02 am

    I remember when I was little, I was always bringing injured animals home and my kids did the same thing. The weirdest thing we had, was a possum baby. It’s mom was run over by a car and we noticed movement, the babies were still alive in her pouch. The rescue took them, but one has wondered off and we found it.


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