Liberty Beekeeping – Where children can learn to be calm around bees! This project provides children with simple, easy to read literature to begin with. They learn why honey bees live in the colony, what the life cycles of the queen, the workers and the drone are. They learn the parts and functions of the bees and also the hive they live in. A good beginning project is building a bee hive. The parts can be ordered from several bee supply stores on line or locate a nearby store that carries them. The Liberty 4-H beekeeper group in Sonoma County, California, learned how to build the boxes and wire the frames in their first two meetings. Some of the 4-H children ordered bees and some relied on the leaders’ swarm catching skills. Learning the difference between caring for the two different colonies was their next lesson.