Things are "Buzzing" at Ennis Schools!
This Friday, May 3rd, Ennis Schools will receive a box full of honey bees to start a School Demonstration Bee Hive. The demonstration hive is mounted in the Campus Greenhouse located by the VoTech Classrooms.
Nichole Bailey, the GROWW Program Director, will visit the hive with elementary students eager to learn more about honey bees, their life cycle, how to help bee populations grow, and……YAY!....to harvest honey!
The school received a grant for the hanging hive from the Bee Cause Project, With help from Madison Farm to Fork. To date, The Bee Cause Project has provided hives for 300 schools in 50 states.
The Mission of The Bee Cause Project is to provide youth with opportunities to understand, engage, and learn from honey bees in order to connect with the natural environment while developing STEAM skills. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.)
Thanks to our Bee Mentor, Certified Bee Keeper Bob Beekman, to Larry Brown and John White for their help, and to Ms. Graden who will be the Bee Advocate for the Elementary School.
(Article submitted by Janet Dochnahl)