Students at Binks Forest Learn To ‘Bee Understanding’

Did you know you should never spray, remove or relocate honey bees by yourself? The second-grade students at Binks Forest Elementary School recently heard that at their “Bee Understanding” program presented by Al Salopek. The program explained the different types of bees in a hive and why each of their jobs is important to the hive’s success in making honey. The students were treated to a live observation hive, honeycomb and beeswax during the presentation. Also, they learned that honey bees pollinate one-third of the foods on our table and that the honey bee population is growing smaller. Shown here are Jake Facella, Sophia Heinen, Zoe Hibbard, Julia Goldstein, Tyler Gutierrez, Emma Conceicao, Miranda Han, CarleyTreanor and Emma Shullman.