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Dr. Pipes from Wilkesboro NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Honey Bees Don't Follow A Stay at Home Order...

Help me give my students additional bee hive components - hives, frames and foundation, swarm lure - to keep up with the spring buildup in our school's apiary.

  • $852 goal

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My Students

Students at my cooperative innovative high school chose to accelerate their learning experience by enrolling in college courses at the same time. Most of our students are first-generation college students, and some will be first-generation high school graduates. If not for the opportunity to attend our school, many students would not be able to go to college at all.

We live in a rural, agricultural area, so pollinators are of vital importance to our students and their families.

My Project

My school added an on-campus honey bee apiary in 2018. Since then, we have lost colonies over the winter. We have gained colonies by capturing on-campus swarms and splitting our current hives when their numbers grow quickly. We had a successful winter, retaining most of our colonies (woohoo!); all of our equipment is in the field, and they're still growing (our challenge).

Our students and teachers are engaged in remote learning from home at this time, but we just can't make the bees stay at home.

Without additional equipment, we may return to school to find queenless hives, low populations of worker bees, and colonies that don't make it to or through next winter.

Our town just applied for Bee City USA status, and our campus is applying for Bee Campus USA status. We want to set a good example with proper beekeeping practices as we educate our community (and beyond) about the importance of honey bees and other pollinators.

Dr. Pipes
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Medium Foundation Box • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $115.00 1 $115.00
Deep Foundation Box • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $115.00 1 $115.00
Deep Frames Unassembled • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $1.15 100 $115.00
Telescopic Top • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $30.95 2 $61.90
Medium Frames Unassembled • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $1.15 50 $57.50
Deep Hive Body Assembled • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $24.50 2 $49.00
Screen Bottoms • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $20.95 2 $41.90
Medium Super Assembled • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $19.95 2 $39.90
Inner Cover • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $10.50 2 $21.00
Swarm Lure • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $10.95 1 $10.95
Blue Marking Pen • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $5.95 1 $5.95
Pine Entrance Reducer • Hidden Happiness Bee Farm $1.00 2 $2.00

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