School Apiary

The Delta School is home to 9 honey-bee hives. What began as a project of teacher Meredith McClay and the Elementary A class resulted in The Delta School’s commitment to learning about bees, keeping bees, sewing their own bee suits, writing books about why bees are not to be feared, building bee boxes and eventually harvesting honey for commercial production.  Bees are the primary link between nature and the bounty of fruits and vegetables in our school garden. A decline in the numbers and health of pollinators over the last several years poses a significant threat to the integrity of biodiversity, to global food webs, and to human health, according to scientists. The Delta School is committed to teaching about bees and their benefits to society.