Edmunds Central School hosts Queening Institute


March 27, 2024

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In the Mississippi woods, queens for South Dakota's hives are born. Kelvin Adee explains queening as he holds a line of queen cups that are used to mimic a queen cell to trick nursing bees into raising more queens. These queens are later placed into split hives to produce new colonies of bees that will be delivered to South Dakota in May for the spring honey season.

by Spencer Cody

Edmunds Central School

Twelve teachers from 10 school districts from throughout South Dakota joined Edmunds Central students in the Queening Institute hosted by the Edmunds Central School District and Adee Honey made possible by Specialty Crop Block Grant funding through the USDA.

The Queening Institute left Roscoe on a bus on March 13 and picked up teachers at stops along the way as they traveled to the institute site location in Woodville, Mississippi.

During the institute in Mississippi, teachers and students learned about how Adee Honey maintains its vast numbers of hives t...

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