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High School Students Gain Interest In Beekeeping

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - The temperature in the large metal vat wasn't high enough, so Spring Hill High School sophomore Kayla Young stood on a table, attempting to raise it a few degrees.

If she didn't, the honey contained in the vat would crystallize, and Young and the other students in her beekeeping class couldn't bottle it.

This spring semester, students in teacher Gwynne Evan's beekeeping class bottled more than 500 jars of honey as part of the newly formed course -- created after the school received an $86,000 grant from State Farm in September.

The grant was meant to provide bee hives that students could use to learn how beekeeping works, but the class sparked a deeper interest in multiple students who have turned the lessons into a take-home hobby.

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