Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flowers + Bees = FOOD

We are very mindful of the need to nurture the bee population, both our school's hive and the 'wild' bees that are out and about. The children and staff have been learning about the honey bees plight and it's battle against the verroa mite. Ooooh - rhyming!

Denny and a pupil check the hive for signs of honey production and they are also giving the hive a once over to check everything was alright. It surely takes a hawk eye to spot the Queen Bee! Soon they will be venturing out and gorging themselves on our wild flower pollen to take back to the hive. We are hopeful that the bees will be encouraged to visit our beans, peas, pumpkins and all our other vegetables. Most of the classes have been learning about the different parts of a flower and the importance of bees in our eco-system.

Bees are AMAZING creatures!

Here is a sample of our Bee Magnets - the flowers in the pots, not the pupils!!

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