Bees in the D Creating a Buzz in Metro Detroit


April 29, 2021

Educating school children on the importance of bees in the environment is a main focus of Bees in the D

Detroit resident Brian Peterson-Roest says he has always been a nature enthusiast. 13 years ago, when the Women's Garden Club of Rochester announced an opportunity to send a teacher on an all-expense paid trip to northern Michigan's Beaver Island to learn about beekeeping, he jumped on it. Peterson-Roest, a fifth grade science teacher in Rochester Community Schools, says he enjoyed the experience and fell in love with beekeeping. As a hobbyist beekeeper since 2010, Peterson-Roest says he found the practice to be very therapeutic and calming. Upon learning of the issues facing honeybee c...

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