Beekeeping Lesson for Morristown High Students

Morristown, 061511, Shaun Ananko, Farm Manager of Grow It Green Morristown's Urban Farm at Lafayette, gives the Morristown High School AP Environmental Science a lesson on bee keeping at the Early Street Community Garden. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Record & Justina Wong/Staff Photographer MOR 0616 Honeybee Class)

Some were calm and others apprehensive as a colony of Italian bees swarmed over the heads of Morristown High School students Wednesday afternoon in the Early Street Community Garden.

The AP Environmental Science students were learning about beekeeping in a class led by Shaun Ananko, 28, the farm manager of Grow It Green Morristown’s Urban Farm at Lafayette. Bees were first introduced to the garden last year.

Roughly 30,000 bees live in the eight-frame-deep box hive at Early Street.

Ananko added another box to the hive Wednesday to expand the bee population.

He will teach another class on beekeeping at 3 p.m. Saturday at the garden, across from Morristown High School.

The class is open to the public.

See the article in the Daily Record.

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