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Jakob Gray, Jones Beekeeping Association

The Beekeeping Association at Jones Leadership Academy (Toledo Public Schools) seeks to educate our future about bees, biology, ecology, entrepreneurship, and the importance of conservation. Students will gain an awareness of the natural world through presentations, field trips, and first hand experience that will instill an appreciation for our planet in its inheritors. Students will be responsible for the upkeep of the hive and all business decisions associated with the program. Students will make various products to sell at the farmers market or local health stores to support the program long-term.

Funds from SOUP will cover all initial costs associated with the program, including buying all the necessary equipment: two bee boxes, an extractor, suits, tools, and packaging.