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March 4, 2019

Bees are nature's best "creative re-users" -- they take pollen and nectar and make honey, wax, propolis and more.  We humans can learn a lot from them, which is is why CCRx invited Art Helbig -- a long-time Chicago Public School art teacher and 5 year beekeeper, to share the ins and outs of beekeeping for teachers who are interested in starting their own hives at their schools.
 

The world’s bee and pollinator populations are rapidly decreasing and several species of bees have been added to the endangered species list. Keeping and maintaining bee hives at your school or in your backyard is one way that we can help improve gardens, food supply and our communities. Bees also provide us with products -- honey and wax that can be utilized in a multitude of ways.

Several Chicago Public School teachers, a librarian and a CPS administrator attended this first session -- all fascinated by bees.   Art explained how bees and beekeeping can inform many aspects of education from scien...

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