Muslim Children Circle: We are all abuzz about….BEES!

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Last Sunday (April 30), we were all abuzz as we welcomed Beekeepers Gord Campbell and Greg Jounsell from Seldom Fools Apiculture. First, we opened the session with an ayah from the Qur’an about bees and a hadith about the benefit of honey. Then our guests talked to us about the tremendous work that bees do to help pollenate plants and make honey that we can eat! Did you know the groups of bees in a hive? There’s the Queen Bee, the worker bees (all females) and the drones (males).  SubhanAllah, they work really hard, at least those worker bees do! We also learned how beneficial honey is for our health. And it’s not just the honey! We heard about one person who is able to treat symptoms of MS with bee venom! Can you imagine? He gets stung on purpose every day, but it’s helped him to feed himself again. Alhamdulillah! Beekeepers Gord and Greg also brought an empty hive (one you can buy) and showed us the different stages of making the honeycomb. Some of us also got to dress up as beekeepers.

After the presentation, we all had a chance to plant wildflowers. Did you know that the bees are in trouble? They’re disappearing! SubhanAllah.  One of the things that we can do is to plant wildflowers to attract the bees. We’ve also planted some flowers that have already bloomed at the front of the masjid to make our buzzy friends feel at home, and make our masjid beautiful, Masha Allah. If you are interested in getting free wildflower seeds too, go to: https://bringbackthebees.ca/

Please check out our Facebook page for more pictures from this and previous sessions.

 

The Muslim Children’s Circle is for children in grades 2-7.
For more information, please contact the MC2 team through Sr. Mona Rahman at:
education@kingstonmuslims.ca

Also, check out our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MuslimChildrensCircle/

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