We have had a visit from Eric and Sandra to show us their glass hive and tell us about bees. This is becoming an annual event which we really appreciate.
We take for granted that flowers will bloom and fruit and vegetables will grow for us to eat – but without bees most of that wouldn’t happen.
The children were fascinated by the bees at work in their glass hive. They heard about the different jobs the bees do and about the work involved in getting honey.
Everyone had a go at something – either wearing the protective clothing or puffing the smoker.
We saw, held and sniffed the honey comb and found out how bees make the wax and the honey – did you know that bees have got 3 stomachs?
Eric and Sandra were kind enough to give us lots of time – so that the children who wanted to could stay and look and listen for as long as they liked.
They also generously gave us some honey and some bee headbands – thankyou!