Learning about bees

by | May 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Last Updated: May 8, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Chantelle Kaneshige was The Bee Expert on April 18 from 5-7 p.m. Over 50 people came out to hear Kaneshige share facts about bees.

The program opened with Teen Librarian Vicki Brown welcoming everyone and telling them about the library’s new adventure: a bee box. After introducing Kaneshige, a two-voice was read by Kaneshige and Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise. The rest of the program included Bee Jeopardy, a Pollen Race, painting the bee boxes, and sharing of Easter treats. Kaneshige plans to return this summer to present a bee class at the Summer Reading Program.

“I am a passionate local beekeeper who wants to share my knowledge. I think it is important that our younger generation is informed how one bee can make a difference. Inspiring others and sparking their interest is what has driven me to start these bee-friendly classes. When people think of a bee, they normally think of honey. They are more complex than honey. The library has given me the opportunity to reach out to others. I hope to inspire others to do their part. We all can come together to make the world a better place,” said Kaneshige.

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