I discovered these real honeycombs, vacated for the winter last night in my chicken coop. I took them out to our regular outdoor play space for the children to discover on their own. They were frost-bitten from the cold which was neat on its own. The children used their mittens to gently brush the frost off of the honeycomb, being careful not to break nay pieces off.
One child immediately yelled, “Bee home!” when he found them. The children are interested in understanding how and why bees live in these little honeycombs so we took them inside to dry them out and discover more about bees and their habitat over the winter!
~ Courtney Ferren, Home Childcare Provider