Color learning in honey bees

by | Friday, May 06, 2016 | 0 comment(s)

Did you know that honey bees are sensitive to odors, tastes, and colors and that you can actually train honey bees to perform tasks by using colors? I didn't until we had Cirri B. come in wanting different colored bees cut out in vinyl. She choose 4 different colors and then applied the decals on the front of the hives. Somehow she trained the bees to recognize "their" specific color and always go to that hive. She did mention that you do have to retrain them sometimes. I was impressed! I...

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3 Ways to Make Valentines Special for Your Kids

by | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 0 comment(s)

I have always really like Valentines Day. It gives me the opportunity smack in the middle of the blah of February and make and ordinary day into something fun and special! But remember the only problem with any great fun ideas it is then asked for (and sort of expected) year after year so be sure to know your probably committed! But special personal traditions just for your family year after year are what makes families so fun!1. Wake up to a Personalized Love Candy GramWhen my kiddos were...

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