“Bee Kind” is all the “buzz” at West Elementary School

Students in pre-kindergarten through second grade at West Elementary School in Waukon celebrated “Be Kind to Bees” day Thursday, March 22 as part of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative’s (FFI) Harvest of the Month program.


Joel Fassbinder of the Highlandville Honey Farm explains how honey is harvested from the hive.

According to FFI Americorps Service Member Elizabeth Happ, each month students learn about a local food that is in season. The featured food for the month of March was honey, and students traveled to five different learning centers inside the West Elementary gymnasium to learn a variety of things related to bees and the harvesting of honey.

Brielle Kruger helps Ross Geerdes of Allamakee County Conservation explain bee anatomy.

Waukon High School students Lilly Kossman and Mia Strub help administer the honey taste test.

Photos and information by Lissa Blake, www.waukonstandard.com.

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