The bees

'Mummy come quick, look at this Mummy' called my eldest, I went over to where she was stood and looked

Eldest looking at flowers

She was absolutely fascinated, glued to the spot in amazement, as she watched the bees on the flowers.  The more you looked the more bees you could see, the plant was covered.  'What are they doing?' She asked me.  I told her they were picking up all the pollen so they could go back to their  hive and make you lots of honey.  I then got a scrunched up nose and a shake of the head and she said 'don't be silly Mummy, you don't make honey from flowers.  You buy honey from the man.'  I had to smile at 2 I guess the concept of bees making honey must be a little hard to understand. 

Bee on flower

I love how each day her interest in nature is growing and her curiosity is getting stronger

This day I love the bees

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  1. It is just awesome having those conversations, and watching the realisation dawn on them though, isn't it? I miss that look :)

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    1. I just love how she thinks and how curious she is about everything

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  2. Love this, read it twice today! But it's been bugging me a bit (excuse the pun). I've always been taught it's nectar they collect to make honey and the pollen is collected to make the honey combe or so my mum told me when I was a little girl. Whatever is correct, I still love all things to do with nature. Mind you, if you read more about how bees keep it in their tummies and then exchange it mouth to mouth we would never eat the stuff. And don't forget to tell your daughter it's the females that do all this hard work - not the males!

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  3. How great that she's so interested and curious :) And lovely pics of the flowers and bee!

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  4. Loved this post and the photos were beautiful.

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  5. That is an awesome close-up of the bees! I love taking photos of bees, but they're really hard to capture. I've never got one as good as that! We have these blue flowers too and I have no idea what they are. At the moment you can literally hear our garden buzzing. It's amazing :)

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  6. I love their curiosity too! My son is always asking what's that mummy? Not too desperate for the why stage though!

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  7. It's great that she is curious and enquiring, that's how they learn! These are beautiful pictures of the bees and the flowers thanks for sharing on Country Kids.

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  8. Such beautiful photos and so lovely to hear about young children's thirst for knowledge.

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  9. Lovely pictures Leyla, we have those very same purple Geraniums and the bees really do love them. It's lovely to see their fascination of nature isn't it?

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  10. beautiful pictures! thats lovely!

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  11. I'd be terrified!!! Well done you for getting so up close and personal!

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