Teaching Non-Beekeepers About The Honey Bee: Bee Culture Magazine

Article from the Bee Culture Magazine (Published August 23, 2016)

Southwest Honey Jordan CornwellFort Wayne beekeepers Alex Cornwell & Megan Ryan of Southwest Honey Co. hold Summer pollinator educational experiences (focusing on the honey bee) as a fun and informational way for the public to celebrate and save the bee population. This idea was brought about by the many community members who had asked various questions about honey bees, wanting a tour of the hives, and the general need for conservation themed programs in northeast Indiana. While area beekeeping associations hold beekeeping classes, these experiences are focused on educating non-beekeepers of how the honey bee helps us, intricacies of the hive, what can be done at home to help pollinators and more fun, hands-on, exploratory topics!

Southwest Honey Co.’s programs have been designed by Megan Ryan, who has a Master’s Degree in education. Begun in late May 2016, more than 250 K-12 students have participated in the “Explore The Honey Bee” program thus far and educational experiences are scheduled to run through the fall at The Southwest Conservation Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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