It was a "beeutiful" day at KFMS to catch and study bees. 6th graders participated in the Pollinator Program concerning the importance of bees. Cecily Kowitz, a Michigan state grad and volunteer for Stevens County conservation, came to teach the Students on one of life's most important creatures. Students had the opportunity to catch bees outside and study them close up. Alexis St. Pierre and Zoe Kennedy catch a mason bee, an iridescent green bee with a fuzzy white mustache. Harley Brown and Andrew Worden also catch a bee. Students worked on several labs involving identification, why bees are important, how bees are built for pollen collection, how bees pollinate, how to protect pollinators, why bees are disappearing and how flowers interact with bees. Mrs. Rosen discusses lab results with participating students.