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Getting a closer look at bees

Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students at Lynd Public School got an up-close look at the inside of a beehive on Friday morning, with the help of a special glass case. Marshall resident and beekeeper Bill Reilly gave outdoor talks about bees to students throughout the day.

“Bees are extremely important pollinators,” responsible for many of the fruits we eat, Reilly told students. He also showed students how bees make honey, and how honey and beeswax is harvested. By taking the presentations outside, small groups of students could learn while still keeping social distance, said Lynd principal Jason Swenson. “We are trying to find ways to balance fun things amid all the COVID precautions,” Swenson said. “It’s also great for our students to have more exposure to science and nature.”

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