Bees in Winter: Scenes of Hibernation by Ella, Nina, and Sasha

28 Nov

What do bees do all winter anyway? According to my elementary school nieces, here’s what goes down inside a hive full of girl bees waiting all winter for a sip of spring nectar…

In Ella’s words:

If I we’re a bee I would sleep all winter and I would decorate my house with flowers also I would decorate it with snowmen pictures in the summer I will collect pollin from flowers!

Winter Bees by Ella, age 6

According to Nina:

If I we’re a bee I would paint my house with gold and black paint my bed would be lime green and my job would be to pollinate I would do anything to become a bee for just one hour all I would like to do is to soar I just hope they have cherrys to eat if not  I would eat honey bees are fassanating creatures.

Winter Bees by Nina, age 8

Sasha’s thoughts on bees:

Have you ever thought what it would be like to be a bee?  I have and I think it would be awesome to be a bee for even 1 second!  If I were a bee, in the winter, I would chatter with my friends all night as we snuggled up in our honeycomb, trying to stay warm.   My friends and I would drink warm honey all day long.  It would be HEAVEN for me!  I would have a smokey fire in my room to keep me warm all winter.  I would probably get loney, though.  I would miss my parents and my sister bees.  I would especially miss my baby brother bee, Luka!!!  After the cold winter, I would get up and smell the fresh Spring air. I’d spread my wings, leap into the air, and gather pollen for the queen to make honey.  PERFECT!!

Winter Bees by Sasha, age 8

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4 Responses to “Bees in Winter: Scenes of Hibernation by Ella, Nina, and Sasha”

  1. Merlyn Votaw November 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Very good . Their imagation is good.^Their heart is in the right place

  2. cravesadventure November 28, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    I love the artwork, especially the last one with the bee bunk beds:)

  3. Craftwhack December 5, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi! I love that I found your blog. I’ve been poking around a bit here and it’s so interesting- I do encaustic painting that has led me to want to learn more about bees. Love the niece artwork….

  4. floristinpenang December 13, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    Love the drawings.Reminds me of my kids whe they were young.

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