We see Ted Dennard alongside other beekeepers working as the Bee Cause Project logo — a yellow seal of a cartoon bee with a pencil stinger — appears on screen. Upbeat music plays in the background.

[Ted] and others chat in the background: “Okay. Alright.”

[Ted] holds a few empty frames up to the wall.

He says, “We don't have any honey frames, do we, that we can pull out?”

We see [Ted] talking to the other beekeepers. “How about somebody puts alternate frames in here, then I'll go to grab the packages, and then we'll get rocking and rolling.”

Transition to [Ted] smoking the beehives and carrying frames with the help of the others.

[Ted]: “Okay, so we're going to take these.”

[Ted] places a frame in the backseat of a car and says, “We are nearly ready to go.”

We see [Ted] driving the car.

He says, “Okay, I'll let the teacher know that we're coming with our bees to reinstall their observation beehive.”

We see bees moving in the frame.

[Ted] continues: “We got two packages of bees, which is about 30 to 40 thousand worker bees and two queens, separated in half and half.”

[Ted] talks to the camera while driving. “It'll be fun. Locally, I think 10 or 11 that we've done, and then we have 730 or something like that that are stretched. So these are schools across all 50 states, all Canadian provinces, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. So we're trying to really raise a generation that will understand, love and protect the honeybee. So that's kind of a succinct mission statement for the Bee Cause Project. It's fun. It is. This is my favorite part of what I do.”

Transition to students waving at the camera and making silly faces as they enter their classroom.

We see students carrying beehives along the sidewalk outside a school with the help of [Ted]. They approach a group of students.

[Ted] talks to the students. “How's everyone today? So are we excited to get your honey bees back in the classroom?”

[Ted] pulls out a piece of the beehive, which is covered in bees.

He says, “This is the queen.”

The Bee Cause Project

In 2013, we founded The Bee Cause Project to help Savannah Bee Company achieve our desired impact on the world of bees. The Bee Cause is a non-profit organization that works to engage students of all ages within their own environments through observation-based learning. The STEAM-based curriculum, educational beehives, and international network build learning opportunities in classrooms and communities, in order to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

Savannah Bee Company’s founder Ted Dennard, a lifelong beekeeper, and Tami Enright, a fellow beekeeper and environmental educator have both dedicated their lives to protecting pollinators. The pair partnered to install the first observation hive at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School in South Carolina and have installed hundreds of hives since.

Alongside The Bee Cause Project’s sponsors, beekeepers, educators, and community members, the organization has provided Bee Grants to 1000+ schools and organizations, impacting thousands of children across the U.S., Canada, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. They continue to connect children to the natural world with the addition of educational pollinator programs in schools, libraries, community centers, and beyond.

Learn more about The Bee Cause Project including ways that you can donate to help make an even greater impact.