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The Honeybee Project

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Camille Holmes

on 18 September 2012

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The Honey Bee

at Groton
A strong colony consists of about 50,000-70,000 worker bees, 200-300 drones (males) and a single queen.
A pound of honey.......
2 million flowers
55,000 miles
1.3 cups
Honey Bees are the only insects that make something that humans can consume.
Honey is the only food that contains everything necessary to sustain life.
The pollination done by bees is necessary for the production of food for human consumption in plants such as......
So without bees we wouldn't have these fruits and veggies or they would be poor quality and small.
So Honey Bees are important......
Where do we come in?
In recent years honey bee populations have declined due to CCD or Colony Collapse Disorder.
So why do we care....
Without pollinators like honey bees this will be gone.
What can we do?
Spread awarness.
Start our own hives. This will help.....
The number of bee hives in the US dropped from 4.5 million in 1980 to 2.44 million in 2008.
There is also the addition of the buisness end to this project.
Honey costs about $5.26 a pound.
A healthy hive can produce an excess of up to 250 lbs of honey.
All they need is.....
The extra money made from the honey will be used to....
To help fund other projects that will help the enviornment.
Expand the project by adding more hives and better equipment.
So far......
Camille hs applied for a $500 National Environmental Education Foundation grant.
Sunny & Open
But it's not just here, other countries such as....
And other places around the world.
By Camille Holmes
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