Posts tagged ‘the beeman’

The Beeman has surpassed even our own expectations; we were thrilled in 2010 when the book was announced as the winner of The English Association’s Award for the Best Non-Fiction title for Children aged 4-7. So when we heard about Laurie Krebs and The Beeman being selected for New York State’s Agriculture in the Classroom’s Literacy Week, we couldn’t help but ‘bee’ excited. The program, made possible by a partnership among Cornell University, the NYS Education Department, and the New York Farm Bureau, seeks to foster in young students all over New York State an awareness, understanding of, and appreciation for the agricultural system in America.

Thank you for the feedback on last week’s post with Cat Jaffee, founder of Balyolu, a non-profit that helps women in rural Turkey found their own beekeeping businesses. Today, we are pleased to share part two of our post on beekeeping. We asked Victoria Tyler, our Fun First Steps Project Manager and daughter of a British beekeeper, to share her story about the plight of the urban honey bee. In her words