Bee-ing a Part of the Solution

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey    May 7, 2014

This is a story about a third-grade classroom in Galt, Calif., that loves honey bees. 

It's also a story about a beekeeper named Brian Fishback of Wilton who eagerly taught them to love bees.

Fishback, a former volunteer at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, and a past president of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers' Association, delights in teaching beekeeping classes and providing bee presentations at schools and public events.

One such recipient: Beth Bartkowski's third graders at Galt's Lake Canyon Elementary School.

“My class (Room 12) has been learning about honey bees since October,” she said. “We have turned our classroom into a ‘Beetopia.' We have done many fabulous activities. Thanks to Brian, we have a hive on campus right now! I am hoping to...


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