Knoxville — Kindergartners at the Episcopal School of Knoxville are buzzing about a new addition to their classroom.
Thanks to a grant, they now have a bee hive in their classroom with over 10,000 Italian honeybees inside. The bees fly in and out of a hole in the wall that's connected to the hive.
Students have fun searching for the queen and watching the worker bees in their natural habitat. It makes learning fun, and they are especially enamored with the queen.
"The queen bee lays 2,000 eggs a day," one student said.
"The queen is longer than the other bees," another told us.
"The queen doesn't really do very much stuff," was another adorable observation.
The students won't be harvesting any of the honey, but it's still a "sweet" learning experience.