Did you know that The Camas Public Library has its own beehive? It’s true. The hive is actually located in a tree on the Southeast corner of our block. If you look up, you should see a painted purple box where the bees live. We love our bees and have adopted the bee as our unofficial mascot. Here are some facts about bees as well as some additional resources where you can learn more about bees and beekeeping
Additional Resources on Bees
Bee Information for Kids
Great introduction to bees for kids, including different types of bees. Lots of fun facts!
In this episode of D4K, Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists, Kirk Tubbs and Ron Bitner, answer students’ questions about bees. They also look inside a hive with bee keeper Heidi Tubbs of Tubbs’ Berry Farm.
Learn More about Bees and Beekeeping
For more than 75 years, the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) has been working in the interest of all beekeepers, large and small, and those associated with the beekeeping industry to ensure the future of the honey bee. Check out their resources page to find lots of helpful information on bees.
University of Georgia’s Honey Bee Program has a wealth of articles and information on bees.
The Journal on all things bees that has been in publication since 1861.
Did you know Camas has its own Bee Club? Learn more about the club and how you can get involved. (Please note: The Bee Club is currently meeting online because of Covid-19.)
An active community of beekeepers here in Washington who are involved in a wide variety of educational and advocacy work.
Clark County Beekeepers Association is dedicated to the preservation and propagation of apiculture. CCBA meets to promote information and education primarily to hobby beekeepers and to the general public.
Our bees are in danger! You can help and learn about the problem at The Bee Conservancy’s website.