Recruiting Amateur Beekeepers

With warmer weather ahead, we're likely to see more of them buzzzzzing around. Yep, I’m talking about honey bees!

According to experts, the population of honey bees across the U.S. has been on a downward spiral for several years. Many cities nationwide are trying to get their population up by recruiting more residents to become amateur beekeepers.

Mike Carter-Conneen is in Washington D.C. to explain.

Instructional Links

Video: PBS LearningMedia, Wild TV, Bees

http://ideastream.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.la.ws.process.bees/bees/

Website Article: The Amateur Entomologists' Society, Bees and Beekeeping

http://www.amentsoc.org/insects/insects-and-man/bees-and-beekeeping.html

Website Article: BeeBase, Advice for New Beekeepers

http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?sectionid=70

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