Let’s go and meet the bees in Neuf Berquin. Throughout our visit, we discovered the difference between bees, wasps and hornets. We came face to face with a giant beehive and we were stunned by the talent of these small insects. The detail of the honeycomb, the relentless work of the workers, the queen’s pursuit; the children were intrigued and passionate. We got to know the bee-keeping profession. Why do they use smoke in the beehive? How do they protect themselves from stings? A little further inside the museum, the children understood the importance of bees for biodiversity.
At the end of the visit, we had a look around the shop. You just need to take one look at their happy faces to understand that they had a great time!
An afternoon in Steenwerck, the prospect of a journey back in time! From the stables to the kitchen, from the greengrocer’s shop to the haberdashery, from the shoemaker to the hairdresser, all the trades of the 1900s are represented. Imagine the look on the children’s faces looking at the classroom. It’s nothing like their classrooms of today. And yet, they sat down at the school desks and could easily imagine how school was for their (great) grand-parents!
Before leaving the museum, we enjoyed a little snack at the “estaminet”. Everyone could play a Flemish game while sipping an apple juice.