Beekeeping 101

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Got Bees?


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Becoming a beekeeper has been one of the most challenging and rewarding activities I've ever tried. We decided to keep bees for all our gardens at the house, knowing that the fruit trees, flowers, and local ecosystem would be better for it. To say that our crops/flowers grow well would be an understatement!

I'm happy to hear that we have many students in our school whose families keep bees, and I appreciate and enjoy questions and classroom invitations. If anyone is interested in learning more please come find me--I have a long-term idea to set up a hive managed by students/staff in Canastota, and the first step is to gather interested people that would be willing to brainstorm, so come find me in Room 156B (back hall in the high school)!

The benefits of honeybees are endless...not to be confused with wasps, hornets, and bumblebees! There are many misconceptions but the honeybee is connected to much of the foods we eat!

If you're interested in learning more about honeybees and their place in the environment, here are some articles! -article/video -article 'The Importance of honeybees' --article 'Why are bees important?' -article 'Quest for a superbee' -article 'Honeybees dying'