I think it is sad that this generation of kids for the most part don't get a chance to learn about bees and some of the other simple, but complex critters out there. Being the mother of 3 I have to say that my children are nuts about our 4 hives. My 5 year old can talk someones ear off about how the hive works and how to put the equipment together. Both our boys will sit right next to the hive and watch the bees coming and going for sometimes 30 min. just chattering away about the bees. I have had friends that think my kids must constantly get stung, but they have not been so far! Most folks think of yellow jackets when I mention bees.
Thanks to all of you who are willing to go out and give 'bee' talks!