Today we were in the classroom looking at the importance of recognising healthy brood in the hive. 'C-shaped, curly, pearly, shiny white and segmented, floating on a pool of brood food' they were all shouting by the end of the session! We used Digestive biscuits to demonstrate normal worker cappings, a good way to remember how they should look... dry, biscuit coloured, even and slightly rounded. Knowing what is normal, allows beekeepers to recognise when things may be going wrong in a hive. The children thought that beekeepers are like detectives... which is a really good way of thinking about managing our hives, spotting the clues so we can help our bees in good time.