Bee Diary!

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/mar/03/creating-a-buzz-how-uk-schools-are-embracing-beekeeping

Monday 6th March – Year 5/6 had an afternoon of learning about Bees with Julia Hoggard.

Tuesday 7th March – We constructed the new bait hive!

Wednesday 26th April – Field hive checked and a lot of Queen cells discovered!

Tuesday 2nd May – Observation hive put into the classroom…Fascinating! Nice and easy to see the Queen and amazing to see how much Ambrosia they are using!

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Checked again and needed to split the hive. We now have an artificial swarm and a new colony of bees. Jack chose which Queen cell was left to grow and hatch, then hopefully mate, and we filled both hives with frames – some full, some new…

 

 


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Mr Jessop

Headteacher at Crosthwaite Church of England Primary School and fan of Liverpool Football Club. email: mjessop@crosthwaite.org.uk

3 thoughts on “Bee Diary!”

  1. Tuesday 7th March-Today two pupils from year 5 went to get parts for the bait hive, hopefully we will get a queen bee fly past and start to populate the bait hive instead of us having to buy one.

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  2. When Julia Hoggard came in we learnt and did a lot of different things such as, we learnt how flowers attract bees very well, as they make markings to show that there is pollen and nectar down there, we also had an option to make wax candles (which virtually all the girls did) and to make frames (which almost all the boys did). We had a fun time at every single activity.

  3. When Julia Hoggard came in we learnt about, and did a lot of, different things such as, how flowers attract bees very well, as they make markings to show that there is pollen and nectar down there. We had an option to make wax candles or to make frames. We had a fun time at every single activity.

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