We have pollinator gardens and habitat programs at my Chicago elementary school, but I often hit a stumbling block: There's a significant number of students who are bee adverse. These are not kids with sting allergies; rather, they're students who have been taught (often unintentionally by caregivers) to scream, cry, and run away upon simply seeing a bee. I'd estimate that 1 in 6 students shows this aversion. Obviously, it hampers their learning, but it often hamstrings group projects as well.
Have you see any research on how best to work with these students? Any leads you can provide will be most helpful.