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Cindy H
110 Sandy Point Avenue
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the project

Students from Pennfield School and group home residents from Child and Family Services of Rhode Island will need protective gear for the new beekeeping program at Pennfield!  They will wear the suits to inspect the hives, and then monitor and chronicle hive changes, development, challenges, and care.  Guest experts will instruct the children on proper hive maintenance, as well as the importance of bees to the environment.  

the steps

Once we meet our project's financial goal, we will order the bee suits from Mann Lake Ltd.  Hopefully they will arrive in time for our April 10, 2015 (but weather dependent) delivery of bees so that the children can participate from the very beginning!

why we're doing it

The Pennfield School has a 19 acre campus which includes it's own raised bed garden where students learn the art and science of growing vegetables, herbs and flowers.  The new beekeeping program will help with the garden's pollination and, even better, will show the community the fine yet delicate relationship between bees and our food supply.  One of the Sustainability Department's goals is to make the campus "pollinator friendly", and in doing so, inspire our neighbors both agricultural and residential to do the same with their properties.  The beekeeping program will help raise the awareness of children from both urban and suburban backgrounds to the importance of bees, and to the responsibility all of us have for their safety and health. 


To be ordered from Mann Lake Ltd., beekeeping catalog

4 Childrens Bee Suits size 6-10 (#CV-500) @ $100 each

4 Childrens Bee Suits size 12-14 (#CV550) @ $110 each

8 Pairs Child Size Gloves @ $22 each

Total Cost:  $1016

SUBTOTAL = $1,016
ioby Platform Fee  waived
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3% of non-match funds)  up to $30


RAISED = $1,000.00
ioby Platform Fee  waived
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3% of non-match funds) $14.56


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