The kids' school loves hands-on sciency things, so last week a chicken came with me to school, and yesterday a few of the girls made the trip. Much to the relief of the children, the bees were tightly boxed up in a neat carry case made by Eric.
The kids tried on a bee suit, smelled frames of wax and pollen and honey, and asked lots of questions about bee keeping. A couple allowed as to how much they'd like to keep bees. Maybe. You never know what might grow with kids.
A few apricots might grow in my yard.
The bees must have spent some time with the tree. This apricot hasn't really come into its own. I don't know how many years to give a tree before determining it's not the right tree in the right place. At least a few more, I suppose. The front yard apricot trees might provide useful back up.
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