Fort Wayne Honey Company Plans To Launch Fun, Bee-Oriented Learning Programs: News Sentinel

Southwest Honey Co. Alex Cornwell & Megan Ryan
Megan Ryan and Alex Cornwell stand with their beehives at the Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road.

Article from the News Sentinel by Kevin Kilbane (Published February 18, 2016)

Bees huddle together in their hives to stay warm during the winter. But things have been buzzing recently at Southwest Honey as the start-up business prepares to launch a hands-on “adventure learning” program this summer for the public.

The programs, which will be built around the pollinating activities of honeybees, will include age-appropriate educational information about honeybees and their life cycles, viewing a live observation beehive, touring a prairie to learn about plants that bees like to pollinate, touching honey comb and tasting natural honey, said Megan Ryan, a partner with Alex Cornwell in Southwest Honey.

Older and more adventurous youth and adults can slip on a beekeeping suit to experience a live, working beehive up close.

“The movement, the more laughter, the more physical parts you can bring to it, the more meaningful it is going to be when they walk away,” said Ryan, who works full time as director of special education at Bishop Luers High School.

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