Re: Talking with Grade School Kids
You will have fun doing this, I did the same thing last spring. I agree with Cloverdale, bring a smoker and let them smell it and ask them what it smells like, you will be surprised at the answers (one kid said "Ribs!"), bring a hat and veil and let them try it on, have a mirror so they can see themselves in it. Bring some frames, foundation, empty brood frames with pollen, full honey frame that they can poke their finger into. Stay away from boring facts unless someone asks you. Have some nice pictures of a hive, both outside and inside, and a picture of a bee (no labels, have the kids identify familiar parts). I also made a point of showing the difference between a honey bee and a wasp, most kids call everything a "bee". If you can have something (like a one sheet handout) that they can take with them that works well also.
I keep the pictures I used in a small binder that I take with me to Farmer's markets when I am selling honey. There are lots of chances there to interact with customers interested in honey and bees, and it helps to have some visual aids.
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