Dwindling numbers inspire beekeeping

In looking back to the days I taught very young elementary students, I remember reading lots of books about the sweet little honeybee.

Some stories were based on whimsical little creatures with beckoning eyes that would quickly dart from one flower’s bloom to another. Still others depicted the worker bee hard at work tending to the queen and managing a host of other responsibilities. “Busy as a bee” never rang so true.

Lately, I have been reading more and more about the problems the honeybee faces. Entire hives have perished, leaving the farmer the tough job of finding bees to help pollinate crops such as apples and pears that depend on the honeybee.

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