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Local family offers a buzzworthy learning experience

Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 21:33:49-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Their honey is straight from the jar to the farm, and their education lessons are straight from the farm to the classroom.

“The kids get so excited putting on the bee suits and touching the tools. There's so much hands on that we can offer and so we decided we wanted to take that to the classroom,” said owner Holly Kuntz.

The family owned and operated business doesn’t just focus on jarring honey, they also offer a hands-on learning experience by going to local schools to teach kids about their bee business.

The latest agricultural review shows Kern County remains the leading county in agricultural production. The Kuntz’s goal is to educate kids on the importance of bees to agriculture in the valley.

“How important the honey bee is to not just to the bee keeping industry but to almond farmers, to the tomato farmers, to anyone who grows food in this valley, they're going to need the bees. I think that teaching the younger generation about that, we're going to have more opportunities in the future for more farmers,” said Kuntz.

The Kuntz family wants kids to see that bees are helpful not harmful, and continue to focus on expanding their educational lessons. If you want more information on how to bring their bees to your classroom, click here.