The Bishop Blanchet Bee Club will teach the students how to be a beekeeper. The Bee club maintains two honeybee hives at Licton Springs P-Patch. Through meeting at the P-Patch and taking apart the hives doing hive inspections, the students will learn about the science of the honeybee colony. The Bee club supplies protective bee suits and gloves for the students.
The Bee Club will teach students how to be a beekeeper. Students will learn about the challenges and threats that a honeybee colony face. Students will learn about the dynamics of a honeybee colony and how to read those dynamics while going through the hives performing hive inspections.
When and where the club meets:
The Bee Club will meet at the Licton Springs P-Patch twice a month from spring through fall to perform hive inspections. The hive inspections will be either after school or on a weekend. Hive inspection work parties will be limited to 7 students so that each student will be assured to have a bee suit which will be provided. The Bee club will also meet occasionally after school to learn about honey extraction, wax melting, candle making, and building beehives.
Located in Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.