Students learn their A-Bee-Cs

<I>The Eagle/Cheryl Jessup</I><BR>Long Creek School staff Fred Drake, Tina Lau and Eugene Russell listen with Long Creek high-schoolers as Andy Schutz of the Flying Bee Ranch in Monument explains the beekeeping business.

MONUMENT - The air was buzzing with, well, at least the subject of bees, if not the actual honey-makers themselves.

Andy Schutz of the Flying Bee Ranch in Monument, recently gave a lesson on beekeeping and honey harvesting to high-schoolers from Long Creek School.

Schutz, who has been a beekeeper for over 40 years, provided handouts and gave an informative talk on bees and how they produce honey, and demonstrated the tools of the trade in the beekeeping business.

The students also toured orchards in Kimberly during the day-long agricultural excursion.

Long Creek School maintenance supervisor Fred Drake and teachers Tina Lau and Eugene Russell joined in on the field trip. Lau teaches horticulture and Russell, ag-science.

The information and knowledge attained will soon go into action with the proposed new greenhouse project and other planned agricultural ventures at Long Creek School.

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