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4-H makes for busy bees

POSTED: December 24, 2012 12:53 p.m.
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4-H Cloverleafs get into the spirit of the Busy Bee Club.

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4-H’s Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping. 

The curriculum consists of the study of "A Bee’s Life," endorsed by the National Honey Board, and personal experience gained by Jaudon in her own apiary. She and her husband, DeWayne, operate The Vintage Bee Company, and specialize in swarm removals. 

"Every swarm removal is like opening a package at Christmas," said Faith Jaudon, a 4-H program assistant. "I get the greatest surprises. Not only that, but I get to share with the kids the most amazing stories, which fits nicely with Extension’s 4-H program."

The Bee club is for Cloverleafs (fifth and sixth graders) and meets monthly at the Effingham County Extension Office in Springfield.  For additional information, call 754-8040.

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