'Buffalo Bees': Pine Ridge to Sponsor Bee Hives
A new bee hive project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, dubbed “Buffalo Bees”, is intended to revive the tribe's local food system while educating students about ecology, agriculture, food sources, societal structure and mutual cooperation, reported Natalie Hand for the Lakota Country Times.
The hives will serve as a “science class in a box,” teaching community members the importance of acting as stewards for honeybees and their natural environments.
The Honeybee Conservancy selected the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation to sponsor bee hives in the community garden. Thunder Valley CDC will receive its hives in March 2016.