My eldest is just under 4 years old, and goes to pre-kindy. A few weeks ago her teacher, knowing that we keep bees, asked us to send in some honey, and some information about bess because they were going to have a lesson on bees.
I did send some honey plus a frame of comb I had just cycled out My daughter ended telling everyone about the queen bee and workers and how honey is made etc. I was impressed by how much she learned from our casual conversations and how much the rest of the kids in her class got intrigued, as Iíve been repeatedly told by the teacher. The teacher herself had never saw, or handled comb before!
So my question is how early do you people get your kids involved in actual beekeeping duties? My kids always want to tag along but of course I donít let them come close for safety reasons. I canít even find a bee suit so small.
Iím really curious what other parents with young kids do. I don't want them to get engaged then a bee sting puts them off for ever.