Lucerne Valley Virtual Academy students last week got an up-close-and-personal view of bees and the surprisingly tasty and varied honey they produce. Afterward, students documented their findings by painting artwork of them.
Local desert gardening expert Sue Nolan of the Desert Crossroads Garden Club talked about the importance of bees and brought several samples of honey from different regions for the students to taste. The varieties surprised the students — and their taste buds — as the flavor of honey is directly influenced by where the bees reside. Nolan, who owns several bee hives, also brought a portable bee hive colony encased in glass for students to view.
Following the bee demonstration, Miss Evans led students in painting their renditions of bees. This week’s Virtual Academy guest speaker will be aeronautical engineer Josh Brander.