Our class just learned some unexpected news for Supt. Apple. Here are some of their reactions to the news. From Liliann: Have you heard the news? The bees have left! Oh no! But why? Well I have many theories on that, but down to the point. I don’t like it very much that the bees left. I don’t feel angry, or happy, or sad. But I do feel interested and scared for the bees. Where will they go? What will they do? Will they survive? Maybe it isn’t bad that they left, I hope so. From Carley: NNNNNOOOOO!!!!! The bees at the Pete Dye Golf Course have left the course. Hi, I am Carley, and I am very sad and disappointed that the bees left the golf course. We are researching different questions in groups of 3. I want the bees to come back. I think that it is bad that the bees left because now the bee's that Mrs. Apple’s previous class had introduced to the habitat helped create pollen for our flowers.
Hi, everyone. It’s me, Jason, from some of the previous blogs on this website. Recently something not too great happened. Our bees may have absconded. That basically means, for some reason, they left. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking “Oh no! Something bad must have happened!” Well actually this could be a good thing. Maybe they’re trying to populate another area. That’s good because these days there aren’t many bees. I feel like this is a good thing. Yes, I am sad but think about this. Would you rather have bees everywhere or keep one hive just because you like it? I leave you with that question. From Braydon: The honey bees at the Pete Dye course absconded. That means they left. The reasons are still unknown. We are in the process of researching reasons of the absconding of the bees. At the other course with bees,The Donald Ross Course at French Lick, the bees didn’t abscond. We have found out that they usually stay within 3 miles of their habitat. We don’t know if they left to make a new home, or if they are just leaving for the winter. We will try to find out. What do you think happened?
From Hunter: My class has found out that the bees have left! When I found out about this, I was very disappointed but then to find out that they might come back! This cycle is called absconding. This is the process were the bees get into a swarm and go away for a little while. But still we are not for sure if this fact is the correct answer to the quiz. And maybe they have done something different? Nobody knows! Maybe they have left for a good reason? The mystery still remains if they are coming back. And the question is why did they leave?
Hello everybody this is McKinley, and I’m here to talk about the bees at the Pete Dye Golf Course. Now this may surprise you, but something big has happened to the bees at the golf course. So this may come as good or bad news to you, but if you think deeply about it you will realize may not be such a bad thing. Now the big news about the bees is…… they have absconded which means they have left. Now don’t think this as a bad thing because good things can come out of it. Now the real question is for us is where did they go and why? Did they go a 100 miles away or just 2 miles. So now it’s time to find where did they went.
From Abby: Hi my name is Abby and I’m from Mrs. Apple’s 5th grade class. A few weeks ago we go we got some really bad news. Our bees absconded. That means they left. I am really sad, but we have some ideas why they left. I think they might of left because someone or something disturbed them. A different reason might be because of the temperature. I think the whole class is pretty bummed about it, but I am still wondering where did they go, why did they go, also is it a good thing that they left? From Trey: We have found out that the bees have absconded or left the Pete-Dye Golf Course! One day, Mrs. Apple’s son Russ told her the bad news. When our class heard the bees had left, we were so disappointed. We all thought that we had caused the bees to leave, but if the 5th graders in Mrs. Apple’s class last year planted the same seeds as we did this year, why did the bees leave? Maybe the bees got disturbed at one point, or maybe the bees left because of the temperature at the course. We have not figured out exactly why the bees left, so that is why we got into groups to try to find some knew reasons they might have left. Hopefully, in the research, we find out why the bees left, where they went, and see if they will they come back?
Hello, My name is Savannah and I have some upsetting news. We have been studying two beehives at Pete Dye Golf Course, and we noticed that the bees have LEFT THE HIVE! We hope they left to repopulate in another area. My class is forming groups of three to research, and we have already figured out that it might be called Absconding or CCD, [Colony Collapse Disorder] . I think they left because of the temperature. We are still trying to figure out more and see why they left. Until next time...
From Peyton: One day we got the news that our bees left! I was stunned and puzzled. We got into to groups and asked questions. My group was Taisha, Lorraine, and me. Our question was: How far do bees travel to find a new home?” Hopefully, we hope to l have answers by our next blog!