This week is our 'First Anniversary' as a beekeeping school! What a year we have had! The children have been amazing, their enthusiasm, respect for the bees and team work to care for them has been wonderful, and we are so proud of them, and indeed the whole school who have quite frankly, gone 'bee' mad! We now have our 'bee shed' which thanks to local businesses and the children's amazing fund raising efforts, means we have an outdoor learning space the whole school can use and enjoy...(though not at the same time, it isn't that big!)
So, what do the children think about keeping bees? We thought we would ask them their 'best beekeeping moment' and why they like keeping bees.... here is what they said...
Emma Y5: " I like keeping bees, because if we didn't have them to pollinate plants, we wouldn't have many fruit and vegetables.... My favourite moment is everything! I like it when a bee lands on your hand, because you can look at it closely"
Lily Y4: "I like that we can tell other people about how important they are and they can learn too... even when people are scared of bees, you don't need to see them to learn...
Josh Y5: "I love bee club because you get to look after one of the coolest bugs on the planet!"
Will Y4: "I find bees intresting because I like how the spread pollen and collect nectar to make into honey. My favourite bee moment was when a bee landed on my veil as I got a great look at it.
Fin Y4: "I haven't got a favourite moment, because I love all my beekeeping moments"
Mason Y5: I like watching the new bees being born, emerging from their cells"