Mr. Matthew Barbercheck, a teacher at Gwinn Middle School, invited me in to his 7th grade industrial arts class. They are building bee hives as a class project and will eventually sell them to fund future projects. I was asked to talk about why bees are important and general bee biology. I ended with a power point presentation on Northern Beekeeping. They were an interesting and interested group of students. I enjoyed the time with them and hope to see them at my bee yard in the spring.