My wife signed us up at the end of November to teach our 4-H group here in Pahrump, NV. about bees. I figured we'd do a couple different things with the help of our teen age daughters.
I have an observation hive that I'll set up (the one from Mannlake).
Beeswax sheets for rolling candles.
I have a super of honey in the freezer right now that the kids can uncap using a uncapping scratcher or punch and then they can take turns spinning out with the extractor.
A dipping vat area so the kids can make dipped tapers.
I also have a super of cut comb so the kids will have honeycomb.
I'm also planning on setting up a hive from the bottom board up including a queen excluder and a honey super with tags pinned to each part telling them what each piece is called.
I was also thinking of having a display set up with a face cut-out so the kids can take pictures of themselves as a honeybee with the year and 4-H on it. I was also kicking around the idea of maybe some facts about bees being painted on it as well. I thought I could use a 4'x8' sheet of plywood.
I'm really hoping to get ideas and suggestions from everyone' especially from folks who have experience doing something like this before.