My next door neighbour has been having lots of work done in her front garden, including a smart set of iron railings with knobs on top. The rails are all of uniform height except at the gate where the nine rails form an apex. Yesterday, as I passed by, Joan was there with daughter and granddaughter in her arms. In order to entertain and instruct the youngster, I got out my trusty Swiss Army knife and used it to tap on the knobs of the rails at the gate, playing the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’. I think Joan was more impressed than her Granddaughter!
Joan then warned me to expect to be contacted by the village School (where she is Deputy Head), not to play music, but to talk bees. The subject had come up and Joan mentioned that I am the village beekeeper. I gave a talk there last year to 10 years olds which went well but, this time, the class will be aged about 7. Joan advised me to speak s-l-o-w-l-y, dress up as a beekeeper and make plenty of movements to keep their attention.
I have no idea what 7 year olds want to know about bees. I suppose I could take along some honey as I did last time. Have YOU any ideas?