As a member of the Caroline Board of Supervisors, I look forward to the opportunity to volunteer for educational programs in our schools. I have been a beekeeper for nearly 40 years and believe it’s important to carry the knowledge forward as many people do not realize how beneficial honey bees are to our Eco-system. During Farm to Table Week, I usually see over 200 enthusiastic students, K-5 who love learning about how honey is made and how bees pollinate our food. Children as young as five years old will be waving their hands to answer math questions about how many trips a worker bee makes to a flower to create a pound of honey. Many thanks to my wife Susan who creates the educational handouts for each grade, and acts as my assistant in passing out items like comb, the different types of honey and who helps in trying on the bee hat, the favorite activity of all.