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  • Class Starts. Beekeeping Underway! Well week one was a pure delight. We talked about science. We discussed issues. We learned about evolution. We went and looked at bees in the hive and started to unravel their unique biology and physiology.Week 2 will even get more exciting! Some photos.Getting used to our bee suits. Nice logos!!Yes our group was that excited. Yes Kristy led the charge!!Can't get to the bees without going through Fontbonne Hall........We are beekeeping! We are beekeeping!Yes we are!
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:52 AM by Chris Palahniuk
  • Gearing Up (physically and mentally) Well. The first iteration of Healthy Bees Healthy Lives, the Biology Course, starts on June 5. We will post updates on the fun happenings that occur here. Apiarist/Professor Kristy Allen and I feel really excited about what we will be covering in BIOL2994. We'll see if the students feel the same way we do!! One of the many lab activities we will be exploring is the anatomy of the honey bee and how it informs function. Earlier this week we sampled the bees (and ticks) in our campus hives and in the photo above I am sorting female honey bees from drones (males) and keeping subsets for both dissection and for a pollination experiment we will also be ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 8:46 AM by Chris Palahniuk
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Bee of the Week

  • Cooks Young Bees always tend to tasks inside the hive before 'graduating' to the tasks that require leaving the hive. When a honey bee is about one week old they change ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:45 AM by Chris Palahniuk
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Recent Announcements

  • St. Kate's Honey!! We did it. Or better yet - our honey bees were healthy and made honey that we could jar. Only 50 jars but still - thank you bees! And Kristy from The ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 12:20 PM by Chris Palahniuk
  • 9/23/16 A group of us headed down to The Beez Kneez to extract St. Kate's honey by bicycle extraction. From right to left is Rose Maniates, Cortney Kostreba, Chris Palahniuk ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 5:52 AM by Chris Palahniuk
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Bee Photo Albums