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Bee Smart: Life Skills from the Hive

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Bee Smart: Life Skills from the Hive

Let’s face it, our students will forget much of what we teach them. But we hope that they remember those life skills which will guide them in everything they do. As with other matters, we can turn to the honey bee as an example of how to work together for […]

Urban Bees: Thriving in the City

As an urban educator, you may feel that your school has limited natural resources to share with your students. While that may be true, being in an urban setting actually has advantages for beekeeping and benefits both the students as well as the surrounding communities. Urban bees don’t just survive, […]

Next Year’s Science Lessons Just Got a Whole Lot Better

Summer’s here and the time is right…for planning next year’s science lessons! OK, maybe that’s not the first thing that comes to mind but your students will be much more engaged if you put in some planning time over the summer. Maybe your school just got a Beepod or is […]

Naturalize Your Yard Without Offending Your Neighbors

  Let’s face it, lawns are not bee-friendly. The herbicides used on them poison bees. The lack of flowering plants provides little by way of forage. It may seem that the simple solution is to have less lawn and more garden areas but that can be difficult for some people […]

Think Like a Bee: Q&A with Teacher Kip Jacobs

Seventh-grade science teacher and long-time Beepods customer, Kip Jacobs, chatted with me about how he uses his school’s Beepod to teach students how to think like a bee, make observations, and record data. The University School of Milwaukee teacher enthusiastically shared his advice on teaching bees to students of various […]