Kindergarten becomes hive of learning on birthday – Otago Daily Times
Being pitched into a mass of stinging insects might not sound like everyone’s idea of a birthday treat.
But Frankie Wells, who turned 4 yesterday, could not have been more excited.
Her preschool, Bayfield Kindergarten, has a very busy beehive in its back garden, and as a birthday treat Frankie was one of two pupils allowed to don the school’s child-sized beekeeping suits and get up close and personal with the nectar-gathering insects.
The hive was introduced this year as an additional teaching tool in a school which already has an active nature programme, including several animals and a full vegetable garden.
“The bees have opened the door to all other kinds of learning,” teacher Rae Shurbutt said.