Stewardship

The Honeybee: Master of Stewardship

Having an apiary on our campus provides so many exciting learning opportunities for us. Honeybees on their own are simple insects. In a hive of thousands, they are known as a superorganism. They are highly organized, masters of communication, and thrive without damaging their environment or harming other organisms. In fact, their relationship is synergistic. Honeybees pollinate the flowers of thousands of species of plants, boosting their fruit production and ensuring legacy of the species. The honeybees take the nectar and pollen gathered from flowers to produce honey and bee bread to sustain the hive over the winter. The honeybee is a master of stewardship that models purposeful life.