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Bee Observant: Studying Native Bees in Your Yard

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Bee Observant: Studying Native Bees in Your Yard

If you and your students are away from the school hive over the summer, you can still learn about bees by studying native bees in your own yard. Students can keep journals where they make sketches of the bees and record their observations. Alternatively, they might keep an e-journal and […]

The Secret to Funding Your Next Hive

As an educator, it’s pretty easy to see the value of a Beepod. It enhances your outdoor classroom, creates a focal point for STEM-based science lessons, and creates an awareness of pollinators. On top of that, Beepods allow schools to produce and sell honey. Perhaps what’s holding you back is […]

HiveSpy: Bringing Automation to Beekeeping

Professor Navid Shaghaghi, a lecturer and researcher at Santa Clara University in California, is known as a STEM rock star on YouTube. Talk to him for any length of time and you’ll see why. His knowledge is expansive and his enthusiasm is contagious. Currently, he is working with a group […]

Staying Connected to Nature: Meet Chris Steinkamp

  A global pandemic won’t stop the Urban Ecology Center’s Chris Steinkamp from making sure people are staying connected to nature. As Volunteer and Evaluation Coordinator at the Milwaukee environmental education center, Chris promotes sustainable urban living. He also serves as the center’s beekeeper. I chatted with him about the […]

Celebrate Earth Day with Bee-Friendly Plants

This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest environmental movement. While there might not be big cleanups or rallies this year, we are all keenly aware of the world’s interconnectedness. The virus that started in China has spread to 210 countries and territories. We stay in our […]