Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wash Day

Do you ever have to help out at home? Would your parents ask you to help them clean?

Bees like to keep their house (hive) clean.

There are bees inside that are assigned the job to clean.

These photos and video show bees cleaning outside the hive.

They use their tongues like brooms and they sweep back and forth.

If you watch the video you'll see it's almost like a dance as they move their heads back and forth in a steady rhythm.

There's a saying: Many hands make light work. It's true that when more people help out the job gets done much faster.

I guess the bees' saying would be that many tongues make light work.

They understand the power of working together to get big jobs done.

That's probably why your parents ask if you can help out to. It makes everyone's job easier.

It's more fun to work when others are with you too.

See the bees sweeping with their tongues in the video below.


bettylframe said...

This is such a wonderful post and I love your video. We have grandkids and we have bees. This morning we brought home a new package with King David's Queen Abigail and their royal court . Their "castle" will be next door to Mary Queen of Scott's and her royal palace full of workers :-)

bettylframe said...

This is a delightful post and I love your video. We have grandkids & bees.

Bee Magic Chronicles for Kids said...

Betty: I'm glad you're enjoying having bees and reading my blog. I hope you have a honey of a spring and summer this year :)