The Beekeeper’s Daughter

Naomi often accompanies Drew out to check the hives. The other day they came home with some ‘school’ work; more like ‘fascinating natural observation material’–or f’nom for short πŸ˜‰

Anyway, Drew thought to grab some comb with drone larvae in it and they sat at the table and analyzed them together, it was very sweet and Naomi was enthralled.

Then, we pulled out this great book. We love this book, the images and information can’t be beat! It really helps clarify the inner workings of the hive in a way that kids can understand.

We love impromptu learning…

Other great nature kid books we’ve noticed lately:

What’s on your summer reading list?

*side note: the links should send you to Better World Books–a company I think has a good thing going, not to mention, great prices! just so you know…


  • naqahdahnellie Posted May 4, 2011 12:56 am

    I love that you can incorporate such "natural" nature into your teaching. That's an amazing gift that not many children get to have so up close!

  • Joy Posted May 4, 2011 1:55 am

    That's very cool. Maybe Drew would give a lesson to other homeschoolers. πŸ˜‰ I'll have to look for that book. Thanks for the tip!

  • Becca Posted May 5, 2011 6:17 pm

    what fun! that kind of learning is what really sticks! πŸ™‚ and thanks for the book suggestion.

  • Kallie Posted May 9, 2011 3:51 am

    That's the best kind of learning! That book looks great… you know I'm always looking to add on to my library:)

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