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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter

A love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat. "Sometimes bees can be a bit rude. They fly in your face and prance on your food." And yet...without bees, we might not have strawberries for shortcakes or avocados for tacos! Children are introduced to different kinds of bees, "how not to get stung," and how the things we fear are often things we don't fully understand.

Shabazz Larkin
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