Thank you, bees!

Thank you, bees!

It’s mid-summer in Manitoba, and our insect friends are busily doing their jobs in our yards and our parks. But nobody is working harder than our bees! Kids are naturally drawn to bees, and for good reason: they seem magical. They’re colourful, they make a...
Do the waggle dance!

Do the waggle dance!

We’ve made all our posts this month about bees – because honestly, there are so many cool things to learn about bees that we can’t see a reason not to! One of the most amazing, we think, is the way bees use a special dance to communicate with one...
3 tips for soothing your child’s fears

3 tips for soothing your child’s fears

Sometimes, children are scared of things that actually represent no threat whatsoever, like the dark or loud noises like thunder. This is because they are voraciously consuming information about the world around them all day long, and making internal connections...
Make your own flavoured honey

Make your own flavoured honey

There are many delicious things to love about Manitoba… and one of our favourites is our province’s variety of honeys. There are wonderful apiaries (bee-keeping businesses) all over Manitoba, producing a variety of naturally flavoured honeys that reflect...
Teaching children that everyone matters

Teaching children that everyone matters

The news this summer has offered relief on the COVID front (though we’re not out of the woods yet!), as well as tragic evidence of racism past and present. Thankfully, at Brightling we rarely have to engage the tragic side of the news; part of our role here is...