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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Lori Mortensen

In the Trees, Honey Bees

Peek inside this tree and see a wild colony of honey bees. It hums with life. Look at the thousands of worker bees--each one doing her job. Some are making wax. Some are feeding the hungry brood. Some are storing sweet honey. Look at all the combs, filled with honey and pollen! And there's the queen, laying eggs. It's all very organized, like a smoothly running town. A honey bee colony is a remarkable place. You will never look at bees in the same way again. 

Lori Mortensen

Illustrated by Cris Arbo

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