Here are pictures of my FIL removing the swarm and taking it to their new home.
I just love that you can take advantage of lots of cool things when you homeschool!
My FIL started beekeeping because of our homeschooling, really because of Five in a Row (FIAR). He'd had an interest for a long time and one summer we rowed The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco. Our local beekeeper's association was doing a demo of honey extraction, so I had decided to row the book and take advantage of the demo. I invited my FIL along. He talked to the various beekeepers a long time that day, and few months later, he started his own beekeeping!
Hey, if you are interested in bees, Homeschool Share has a free honey bee lapbook! We have lots of other free lapbooks, literature-based unit studies, and notebooking pages on there as well, so be sure to poke around the site! And also be sure to come back in July, when we'll have oodles more after we update the site with all the cool new goodies we get as a result of our annual Blast contest!