Animal Architects at the National Building Museum

Forming their own building material, building perfect hexagons, and maintaining uniform structure and function, honey bees are certainly true animal architects!

Today, our researcher Sasha and I had the opportunity to speak with 13 wonderful children at the National Building Museum about honey bees, their roles, and how they build their homes. We got to look at an observation hive filled with bees and a marked queen, beeswax, frames!

After learning about all of the entities that compose a hive, and what bees place inside, The kids built their very own “perfect rainbow frame” of honey, pollen, and baby bees. Everyone used their imagination to represent each of the three components and placed them onto our frame.

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After, we told stories about our baby bees and their adventures. Some even involved crocodiles with jet packs!

We all had a lot of fun today, and would like to thank everyone at the National Building Museum for this wonderful opportunity!

-Kayla

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