March, 2022 -- HSBF President Laurie Yarborough (rightmost), Founder Ray Hopper (behind camera), and Bees 4 Vets Director Ginger Fenwick (holding poster) hosted a Honey Bee and Native Bee class at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, NV.
Tahoe Expedition Academy Lead Teacher Ms. Colleen (front) bussed her class over Donner Pass from Truckee, CA, to attend our hands-on class, teaching her 3rd grade superstars about the importance of Honey Bees and Native Bees.
Bees4Vets founders Ginger and Dan Fenwick, 2nd and 3rd from left, and a few of the current students.
Leftmost is Barb Fenne, Biggest Little Bee City USA chairwoman.
The nonprofit Bees4Vets program is open to Veterans and First Responders free of charge. After successful completion of the one year program, students get to keep the bees and equipment.
Beekeeping has been shown to be therapeutic for PTSD and depression as working with thousands of stinging insects necessarily brings your attention into sharp focus in the present.
Bees4Vets instructors teach students how to not only raise and care for the bees, but how to carry the lessons of mindfulness into their daily lives.
Founder Ginger, center, happily holding the unrestricted $1000 grant we presented that day. We are told our grant will fund two additional students next year!
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