Half of the children went in to the hives for the first time, the other half were great working in teams to see who could find and put all the parts of a hive together the fastest! No mean feat as there was so much equipment for them to sort out. They then used their great DIY skills to put staples into each hive part which will allow us to identify which 'super' (the honey box) came from which hive. It also has the benefit of us being able to trace any equipment in the event of any serious diseases. The children did wonderfully at lighting the smokers for real and using them with respect and commonsense in the apiary, well done everyone!