Braddock school gets students out of the classroom and into the beehive


TEENAGER.>>WHAT WE WANT TO DO TODAY — SHANNON: THIS HIDDEN BACKYARD BEEHIVE IS REALITY FOR SOME OTHERS. ONCE INSIDE THESE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM PROPEL CHARTER SCHOOL DISCOVER A PROBLEM.>>THE QUEEN IS MISSING FROM ONE OF THE HIVES SO WE WERE JUST TRYING T HELP THE HIVE TO TRY TO CONTINUE AND SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE A QUEEN FROM THE BROOD THAT WE PUT IN THERE. SHANNON: THEY DID NOT START OUT WITH A TON OF BEE KNOWLEDGE.>>NOTHING. I WAS MORTAR TPAOEUD O MORENO TERRIFIED OF THEM THAN ANYTHING. SHANNON: THIS IS MORE DOING AND LEARNING.>>THEY ARE EXPERIENCING IT, DOING THINGS WITNESS. SHANNON: ASK THEM ANYTHING, GO AHEAD. YOU WILL LEARN THE FEMALES DO MOST OF THE WORK THE MALES HAVE JUST ONE JOB.>>ALL THEY DO IS MAKE THE QUEEN THEM. DON’T REALLY HAVE A PURPOSE BESIDES THAT. AFTER THE QUEEN HAS ALL SHE NEEDS THEY KIND OF JUST KICK THEM OUT. SHANNON: THIS IS THE SWEETENED RESULT OF THE WHOLE BEEHIVE KEEPING OPERATION THE DARKER HONEY IS HARVESTED IN THE FALL THE LIGHTER IN THE SPRING THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT FLAVOR. THEY MAKE LOTIONS AND BATH PRODUCTS WITH ALL THE HONEY. THEY HARVEST THE MONEY TWICE A YEAR AND T PRODUCTS QUICKLY SELLOUT.>>I WOULD ACTUALLY LOVE TO BE A BEEKEEPER. IT WON’T HELP ME IMMEDIATELY. IT’S TOUGH TO GET A BEEKEEPING JOB. IT WILL GET ME AN IDEA OF THE WORLD AND TAKING CARE OF THE BEES IN THE PLANET. SHANNON: THEY EAT WHAT THEY HARVEST.>>IT’S GREAT.>>IT’S TH NICEST PART OF IT. SHANNON: THERE A ACTUALLY UNDERTAKER BEES. THEIR JOB IS TO TA OUT THE FELLOW WORKERS WHO DON’T MAKE IT. DID YOU KNOW THAT? ANDREW: I DID NOT KNO THAT.

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