Ok, so this post is coming a while after the event, but I still would like to share an awesome thing I got to do last Monday. First you must know that I am taking a class which is currently studying social insects. So for our lab we got to go watch as an artificial swarm was created. Then we were allowed to touch it! I got this awesome picture of me and the swarm:
It feels rather buzzy and warm. The bees are not as aggressive while swarming because they have no home to defend. However, I would not recommend that people go around randomly touching bees. There was a professional beekeeper there to supervise so it was safer. Also for those who were worried about us disturbing the bees, we were told that this time at least it would be therapeutic as the hive was getting mites and this would allow them to get rid of most of them. It was an amazing experience.
Anyway, aside from getting to touch bees, another fun thing I got to do was go to a LARP recently. LARP is live action roleplay and it is a lot of fun. Below I’ve inserted a picture of one of my characters practicing “combat” (the staff is foam).
I had a great time and can’t wait for the next one. Other than those fun things, I am running clubs and going to classes and basically being busy. So sorry you can’t get in touch as much mom. Hope everyone there is doing well! Love you all!
Vale, Saver of Bugs