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Earth Day is Every Day

On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. That's why I think Earth Day should be every day!  Have you ever heard the saying that - "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."  That is why I love finding and sharing new ways to save Earth.  You can do your part too. Read my Top 10 Things You can do for EARTH DAY and discover ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle and more. Get Buzzy!  Take and share photos.  Don't forget to tag @MikailasBees. There is something for the entire family and every grade...

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DIY Bottle Cap Magnets

DIY Bottle Cap Magnets

Go For Seconds: There are so many fun ways to reuse items around your house. Check out our DIY project on how to make your own refrigerator magnets out of your Me & the Bees Lemonade caps.  This project transforms a boring refrigerator, chalk board or locker into a work of art.   DIY: Easy to Follow Instructions Templates:  Colorful Earth Day Magnets or Fun Honey Bee Magnets  

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Autumn, Summer, Winter, STING: Treating Springtime Bee Stings

Autumn, Summer, Winter, STING: Treating Springtime Bee Stings

  Spring is in the air! Wildflowers are blooming all across the country and the bees are taking notice. Remember, bees are our littlest and biggest links in our food chain and Spring is the busiest time of the year for our friends to pollinate. As you and your family go out to enjoy the great weather, always be aware of your surroundings. Bees are pretty good at warning people away. However, Worker bees will sting if they feel threatened by loud noises, curious hands, or sniffing dog snouts. When a bee stings, it releases a painful venom known as apitoxin....

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What’s All the Buzz About?

What’s All the Buzz About?

I'm  often asked why I spend so much energy trying to save the bees. Funny enough, my love for bees started with a series of painful stings. When I was 4 ½ years old I got stung by two bees in one week. Unsurprisingly, this experience left me terribly afraid of bees. In an effort to help me get over my fear, my parents encouraged me to do some research into the ecological role of honey bees. My research revealed how incredibly important bees are to sustaining healthy ecosystems. I also learned that bees are dying at an alarming rate....

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Bee-o-Lantern

Bee-o-Lantern

  Nothing screams Halloween more than pumpkins.  I love to see the scary jack-o-lanterns lit-up and lined up on porches all over my neighborhood. This year, I decided to try something new.  Instead of carving a scary face, I would carve a bee!  Yes!   Why?  To bring awareness to the fact that bees pollinate pumpkins.  Not just honey bees, but wild bees, squash bees and bumble bees all work hard to make sure we can celebrate the holidays by either carving our favorite scary face on a pumpkin, drinking a pumpkin spice latte or just making a yummy pumpkin pie.  The science...

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Everyone Loves a Good Maze. Right?

Everyone Loves a Good Maze. Right?

When collecting nectar to make honey, a honey bee may visit 50-100 flowers during the “collection trip.”  Get your pencils out and help the hardworking honey bee find its flower!  Complete the maze and help the bee pollinate the flower. I want to see your hard work. When finished, feel free to post, share, and tag #LoveHoneyBees  Download Maze here .  Activity level - up to 2nd grade Love Mikaila

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I’m all about the bees, ‘bout those bees, and Honey

I’m all about the bees, ‘bout those bees, and Honey

Here at Me & the Bees, we are all about the bees. They are the reason we get to enjoy so many delicious things, including my lemonade! Every day I learn new things about our littlest and biggest links in our food chain.  In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, I am sharing fun facts about the honey bees and even a few fun activities. Just like me, if you’re looking for something to do to celebrate the honey bees, look no further. I encourage you to share one of the fun facts below, learn how to save the bees, or purchase a...

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Why I Love My Queen Bee

Why I Love My Queen Bee

Today we are celebrating both our Mom's and our Queen Bees for Mother's Day. Below is a pretty awesome interview with Bee Expert Mr. Dan, from BeeWeaver.   We share - Why a Hive is not a Home Without a Queen. So first let’s talk about the queen in the hive. Could you give a bit of background info on that? The Queen honey bee is the Mother of all the bees in a colony.  If one wants to find another example in nature for how crucial Mothers are in our lives and society there are few better places to look...

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Get Buzzy

Get Buzzy

Earth day word search puzzles, coloring pages and DIY magnets are fun and educational ways to celebrate Earth day.  By downloading and completing any of the activities below, you can lean strengthen vocabulary, learn new colors, create cool magnet all the while reminding us what makes our plant so special.  Click and download one or all three activities.    Coloring Page   Poky Prickly Pear Earth Day  Word Search Earth Day Word Search DIY Magnet Project Colorful Earth Day Magnets Fun Honey Bee Magnets

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Go Chemical-Free

Go Chemical-Free

Clean your house with fun-to-make, non-toxic cleaning products. They’re free of chemicals and pesticides which can harm your families and our pollinators. Staple ingredients like white vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemons and essential oils help treat tough stains, clean windows, tables toys and floors while making your home smell fresh. Click below for family friendly recipes: Scented all-purpose cleaner What you'll need: One part white vinegar One part water Lemon zest Rosemary sprigs, or Lavender oil  (choose one or combine them) Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let infuse for 5 to 7 days before using. Once done, you can use...

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