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Glenvar High students create business with beeswax

Glenvar High students create business with beeswax


new this morning a big project to glimmer High School has the community buzzing students are using products from a beehive on campus to make lip balm and soap and they’re selling it to local stores 10 News reporter Erin Brookshire joins us live this morning from glimmer so Erin how long does project been going on well based off of the success in the community response you’d think it’s a project that’s been going on for a while now but it’s only been a couple of months since students here at glimmer started harvesting the wax from the bees here at the school to make this lip balm and soap that they’ve been selling to students seeing it come from they’re turning it into the beeswax and the beeswax going into the final products it’s really interesting to watch it’s a project that started at the beginning of the year with Charlie Fowler’s ecology clubs or ecology students making the lip balm and his science club students working on the soap students say it’s amazing being able to put their books down and get their hands dirty while learning about reactions bee hives is a form of agriculture and other important lessons being able to make this tip and being able to use the lye and really see it happen right in front of you and like you’re the one that’s doing it it’s really cool when I ask them to do something that’s more hands-on they usually get pretty excited about it and this one just really flourish they get students who didn’t have the best grades tend to be the ones who responded the best to it and and did absolutely outstanding so it’s really rewarding to see them step up and do such a great job on these projects it’s a hands-on learning approach that students say they’re proud to be a part of now selling the GB lip balm and so Pat a handful of stores in the glimmer community each project works to fund the next one Fowler was able to pay for the supplies for the soap and lip balm with proceeds from pepper jelly made from peppers grown in the school’s greenhouse back in the fall they’ve now broken even on the lip balm which means all of the money that’s made from selling these products is now going into accounts that will fund future science projects here at glimmer high school live in Rowan County I’m Erin Brookshire 10 News working for you

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