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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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World Bee Day is May 20th. The Theme is SAVE THE BEES!


In 2018, the United Nations designated May 20th as World Bee Day.  It is estimated that 75% of the veggies, fruits and nuts in the USA are pollinated by bees! Check here to see some of the foods that are dependent on pollination.

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  1. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees.
  2. Scientists have found that bees have personalities. Some are shy, some are adventurous!
  3. Bees have a navigational system, a type of natural compass which helps them stay on course by using the sun and polarized light.
  4. Did you know that a bee’s wing beats about 190-230 times a second?
  5. Bees can find “their hive” because each hive has a distinct smell.
  6. With two stomachs, a bee places nectar in one and the food it eats in another.
  7. Bees are able to recognize faces!
IN THE NEWS:Scientists that study viruses (virology) in Netherland have trained about 150 bees, known for their keen sense of smell, to detect the odor of Covid. Using a conditioning technique, the bees received a reward of sugar water when they correctly sniffed out the virus. The trained bees can detect the Covid virus in only a matter of seconds. Learn more about BEES  

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