Today, 30,000 Italian bees, delivered from Georgia, were installed on our Merle-Smith campus.
Lower School Director Susan Parent and science teacher Gaby Dee led our installation, with help from Marc Parent, Katie Burd, and Peter Kish. Student helpers included Maclaine Oskin ’21, Julia Reed ’19, Lizzie Stifel ’19 and Nichole Stettner ’19.
In total, we now have three hives and are hoping to install one more. Italian bees are the gentlest kind of bees and great honey-producers. The harvested honey is sold to the Moravian Academy community to fund the purchase of more bees.