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  • High school students raise tens of thousands of backyard bees

    When nearly 16,000 bees arrived at her home in crates Wednesday afternoon, Tracy Taylor put on a protective suit and gloves and got to work. Taylor, a senior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, had built a wooden box in her backyard to house the bees as part of a school project. On Wednesday, she helped Mellisa Schug, co-owner of Oak City Bees, carefully transfer the insects from the crates to their new home.

When nearly 16,000 bees arrived at her home in crates Wednesday afternoon, Tracy Taylor put on a protective suit and gloves and got to work. Taylor, a senior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, had built a wooden box in her backyard to house the bees as part of a school project. On Wednesday, she helped Mellisa Schug, co-owner of Oak City Bees, carefully transfer the insects from the crates to their new home. Madison Iszler miszler@newsobserver.com
When nearly 16,000 bees arrived at her home in crates Wednesday afternoon, Tracy Taylor put on a protective suit and gloves and got to work. Taylor, a senior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, had built a wooden box in her backyard to house the bees as part of a school project. On Wednesday, she helped Mellisa Schug, co-owner of Oak City Bees, carefully transfer the insects from the crates to their new home. Madison Iszler miszler@newsobserver.com

Wake County high school students raise bees in their backyards

March 31, 2017 2:06 PM