This month’s meeting started with an educational presentation provided by club members Alexa and Leah on the history of bees. We learned a lot of interesting facts like:
- Beeswax was used to rustproof vehicles during World War II
- There were mobile beehives kept on boats in ancient Egypt
Afterwards, our members started working on the first activity in the Project Books, Food for Thought. In this activity, our members tracked their meals and then did some calculations to determine how much of their food was pollinated by bees and the cost of that food. The purpose of doing this was for our club members to get a sense of how much we eat is a product of what bees do best–pollinating!