Coevolution: Bees and Flowers

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August 11, 2020

Coevolution: Bees and Flowers

Bees and flowers. Predators and prey. Hosts and parasites. These are just a few examples of species that have coevolved, living together so intimately for so long that they have influenced each other’s evolution. In a classroom, we can relate coevolution to teachers adjusting their lesson plans based on the […]
August 4, 2020

Not-So-Sweet Spring: How Pandemic-Related Restrictions Have Affected Beekeepers

There are so many lessons to be learned from the pandemic, and it’s not even over yet. One lesson we can teach our students has to do with the global economy. As COVID spreads across the globe, it doesn’t just affect individual countries. Pandemic-related restrictions in one country affect people […]
July 28, 2020

Bee Bodies: Teaching Honey Bee Anatomy

While sitting in my backyard at my daughter’s graduation party, I spotted a bee on a nearby purple coneflower. Its back legs were coated in pollen. As the bee flew off, I was impressed with its ability to take off while carrying the load. Did you know that the “pollen […]
July 22, 2020

Words of Wisdom: Three Lessons from a Superorganism

As a teacher, I can’t help but look for lessons that can be learned from this time of pandemic and national unrest over police violence and racial injustice. One of those lessons is how people can accomplish more when they work together as a team. We’ve seen it in the […]
July 21, 2020

Beepods Lab: A Look Inside

So, you have a Beepod, but you want to learn more about bees before the school year starts. Or remotely starts. Good plan. Come with me. I want to take you inside Beepods Lab. When it comes to learning about sustainable beekeeping, this is your one-stop-shop. In just one season […]