Students learn about bee keeping

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MONARCH — Monarch Elementary School third grade students had the opportunity to experience bee keeping first hand thanks to the generosity and support of Union County Beekeepers Association members Jean Pennas, Jim Stevens, and Frank Pennas.

Students learned about bees’ habitats, care, and habits. They were fascinated to learn how important bees are to the environment. Bees contribute more than honey. Without bees we will lose many of the fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat.

For more information about Union County Beekeepers Association (UCBA) contact Jean Pennas at 426-6660 or Jan Stevens at 426-0730. Anyone interested in bees is invited to the UCBA meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the Clemson Extension Office classroom. Refreshments are at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is 7-8 p.m. Help us preserve our bees!



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