My little bugger just turned four!
If you’ve been reading my blogs, you probably know that my boys are bug fanatics. So, what better place to celebrate Christopher’s fourth birthday than a learning adventure at the Honey Bee Center?
The children had a fun-filled and educational day at the Bee exhibit center where they learned all about the fascinating world of honeybee. They saw a live beekeeping demonstration in which Christopher was offered the opportunity to assist the beekeeper as a birthday treat, but he didn’t like the idea of being next to a swamp of bees. I probably would have declined too.
The birthday boy and his guests made a bug catcher, went on a scavenger hunt in the bug lab, tasted a variety of honeys and sample bee pollen, and at story time they learned the life cycle of bees and how important these flying insects truly are. Thank you bees for all that you do.
It was a knowledgeable experience for me as well. Did you know all worker bees are female, and they do not hibernate in the winter time, hence the popular phrase “busy bees”.
The male honey bees on the other hand, are good for only one thing. Once they’ve served their purpose the drones are quickly discarded.
A World run by females, yah!
However, my little man was probably more excited about his customized bee hive cake/cupcakes than he was about the party. This five-layer basic vanilla cake with butter cream filling and covered in fondant was quite the work, but it was worth every ounce of effort just to see the look on Christopher’s face. (I thought you’d like to know that I’m getting a little better at this whole baking business :))
Happy Birthday to my darling!