Bee Kind to Bees Fair

For the March Harvest of the Month – Honey – West Elementary School students took their learning beyond the classroom. On March 22, preschool, kindergarten joined first and second graders at the “Bee Kind to Bees” Fair held in the West cafeteria.

High School 4-H Food & Fitness Club member Makayla Manning teaches students about pollination.

Led by Ross Geerdes, from Allamakee County Conservation, Joel Fassbinder, from Highlandville Honey and members of the Waukon High School 4-H Food & Fitness Club, the fair was held to teach students about the importance of bees. Students learned about bee anatomy and the relationship between bees and plants from Ross, beekeeping from Joel and about pollination and the bee communication “dance” from the high school students. There was even a honey and banana taste test and plenty of bee books to explore!

Beekeeper Joel Fassbinder of Highlandville Honey shows students the inside of a hive!

Ross Geerdes of Allamakee County Conservation teaches students about bee anatomy.

Thanks to everyone for their help in making this event a success!

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