Year: 2011

BEES! They Need Our Help.

There are 430 different bee species in New York State, including bumble bees, carpenter bees, sweat bees, orchard mason bees, and honeybees.  Bees can’t survive without the flowers of plants and the flowers’ existence depends on the bees.  For the bees, plant pollen and nectar are their sole sources of protein and carbohydrates, respectively.  As… Read more BEES! They Need Our Help.

Third Grade

In third grade, we went on a school trip to meet a beekeeper and tour his apiary.  Amazing day – jumping off the last stair of the bus to join my class standing in a small field, I was greeted by a sweet-tempered, cragged-faced, thin man with a warm smile – a beekeeper!  With white… Read more Third Grade