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We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 12 and 10). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!



Thursday, 18 February 2016

Can You Waggle?

Waggle, waggle, waggle! Can you do the waggle dance? Just go round in a circle and then waggle your bum! Watch the video to see Julian, Mum and Louisa waggling to their hearts content at the bee seminar last weekend!


Waggle Dance from Rachel Monger on Vimeo.

Did you know that the slower bees waggle, the further away the pollen is, and the faster they waggle, the closer the pollen is?

Lots of other interesting things were taught at the Beekeeping Seminar in Kayenze. Louisa and I joined in. We helped to demonstrate what to wear when working on the hives. Louisa lead the singing and read a Bible verse in Swahili. We helped to serve the chai which was chappatis and maandazis with hot sweet tea. It was yummy! Louisa helped to melt the wax on the three-stone fire outside while I helped to pour melted wax into the grooves of the top-bars. It was a good weekend and we had a lot of fun with Julian and Zoe!

 

 
Pouring wax onto the top bars

Hanging the hive in the trees by Lake Victoria


Kayenze Beekeeper Group Singing from Rachel Monger on Vimeo.

Two of my baby bunnies have just been sold! The two boys, that we had named Star and Sprinkles are now living in a well-built hutch with an adoring owner. She loves them like CRAZY!!! I bet they will get spoilt ;) I am glad they have gone to someone I know will love them.

I will keep the other ones, the three girls called Snuffles, Snuggles and Sprinkles (2) and I am so happy as they are my favourite! Snuffles is completely black except for a white star on her forehead and her two white paws. Snuggles is white and ginger and Sprinkles 2 is blacky-brown and white.