The two teams worked brilliantly together, learning all about preparing our school hives for winter. We all had a go at 'Hefting' our hives, which means lifting one side to estimate the weight of stores the bees have available through the winter. The children had to use their muscles to lift the hives as they weighed over 20kg! We looked at preparing the 'fondant' which we will use to feed the bees in case they need extra food in the months to come.
Lovely to see the two groups chatting about bees together... future of beekeeping is looking bright with all these enthusiastic young people!