Following successful grant applications to the Frieda Scott Trust & Lake District Foundation, we are delighted to have started the 'Big Bee Build' of our fully accessible Bee Hide which will allow us to share our bees, not just with even more children in school, but it will mean we can invite even more schools and community groups to come and learn more about these vital and fascinating insects!
Mr Halliwell our Year 3 Dad starts the Big Build!
Once again, our Beekeeping Buddy Mr Tett, helps out in sourcing some wood for the upright posts for the new enclosure!
Craig starts the first 'lean-to' area, which will be to store our bee suits & get changed. The first week went wonderfully, with mild spring DRY weather for Craig to work in... no such luck the second week, when 'Storm Ciara' and 'Storm Dennis' arrived in Kendal!
The Bee Bed, will be a teaching resource allowing children & visitors to learn and appreciate which plants are particularly suitable not just for our Honey Bees, but solitary bees, bumbles and other pollinators.
Mrs Harper and Mrs Cottam do some 'hands on' measuring, for the 'touchy-feely-glove' system which will be gloves going through the glass of the Hide, to allow children or visitors who are maybe nervous of being too close to the bees the opportunity to hold and feel the bees and frames in safety.