Bees 101

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2018: $2,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: B.E.e. Hopper Honey
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Manager:
Britt Hopper
B.E.e. Hopper Honey


  • Animals: bees
  • Animal Products: honey


  • Crop Production: beekeeping, pollination, pollinator habitat, pollinator health
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, participatory research, technical assistance, workshop, youth education
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: prevention
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, social capital

    Proposal abstract:

    Britt Hopper will present “Bees 101” to introduce the history of the honeybee and its fascinating role as pollinator and honey maker to 1200 youth. With educational collaborators, Apiarist Hopper will complete Bee Happy—educational compendium for youth grades 2-8 to help students retain the information he demonstrates about bees and honey produce. As an aid to their grade level science curriculum, Bee Happy helps classroom educators teach Kansas youth about bee colony collapse, beekeeping, as well as the broader sustainability issues of man’s impact on the environment of the bees and ultimately on our fragile island home—planet Earth.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    By presenting “Bees 101” to youth in schools and community organizations, students will:

    • indicate greater awareness of the role and challenges of apiarists and their pollinators;
    • take sustainable action to help the bees and ultimately humans by planting prairie perennials and vegetables needing pollination;
    • explore keeping ;
    • demonstrate transformative and meaningful understanding of the role bees play in the world and their plight, as well as knowledge varied careers as
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