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May Howard to receive displayable bee hives

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Students at May Howard are getting an up close and personal look at the honey bee.

The Savannah Bee company is setting up displayable bee hives in schools in the Coastal empire and Charleston areas.

The bee hives are placed in a see through plexiglass case where students can observe and learn about the duties and lifestyle of the honey bee.

"The kids are creating bee clubs now," said Executive Director Tammy Enright. "They are wanting to embrace beekeeping and have traditional hives on the rooftops of the schools. So they are ambassadoring the program."

The bees are given to the schools free of charge, who then raise money for another school's hive. They have started with 20 schools and hope to eventually spread to 1000.

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