Bees!

Yesterday, Mrs Julia Hoggard came into school to work with Year 5/6. We learnt about: Pollination and how bees are key to this; the importance of Bee hives and how they are built to keep other insects (such as wasps) out; the importance of the Queen Bee to the hive and lots more!

We also had a go at making frames for a new bait hive and candles from wax.

We also learnt…

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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

8 thoughts on “Bees!”

  1. We also learnt how important it is to have bees, they do an awful lot of work and we don’t all realise how much they really do! In a way they’re almost like the backbone of life! Now year 5/6 are really grateful for the life of bees and understand a whole lot more about these incredible creatures!

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  2. Yesterday (the 6th of march), Mrs Julia Hoggard was at Crostwaite and she was telling us how to look after bees. After we looked at the whiteboard and we had to tell what they were doing and more… At the start we stained pollen and the boys made racks for the bee hive and the girls made candle out of the bee’s wax.

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  3. We all really enjoyed the visit from Julia Hoggard and learnt lots of interesting things such as; why the bees did the waggle dance- they do it so they can communicate with the other bees to tell them that there is nectar in the plants near by. However hard they waggle means how far they fly and what ever angle they waggle to the sun means which way to travel. We got to make some frames for the bait hive which we will put out to hopefully attract another queen bee and build a colony.

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  4. We also learnt about the Asian hornet, that is killing bees and the work people like Mrs Julia Hoggard do to prevent it . Until we had bees at our school I hadn’t realised the amount of work bees do and how it helps the environment . I especially liked making the bees wax candle’s.

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  5. How to investigate what stained pollen looked like down a microscopes it was very fascinating; we also got to look at some pictures and mine was a bee scent marking its home. Just before we all went home we had a choice of either making wax candles or a bee frame for are new hive.

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  6. We learnt about how bees make their home; how they make honey; looked down a microscope to see stained pollen grains; saw how a bee hive was made; tasted a piece of honey cake and at the end of the day we could either build a part of a hive or make bees wax candles, it was very fun!!

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  7. Yesterday (the 6th of march) Mrs Julia Hoggard taught us about pollination and pollen. Julia showed us pictures of pollen and we had to make stained pollen.At the end the girls chose to make candles also they were made out of bees wax.

    We all loved it!

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  8. I think bees are very important to the world because, without bees we wouldn’t live for more than five years as Albert Einstein states.
    Our school is very sad to hear that bees are getting endangered: we don’t like that the Asian hornet is in the country.

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