A Hive of Activity!
As part of their topic, ’Ready, Steady, Grow,’ Year 2 welcomed a member of the Gloucestershire Bee-keeping Association to School. He shared many interesting facts about his hobby, and the children were fascinated by his special protective suit, which had an integrated hood and ‘mask’ to stop the bees getting inside. He explained the different roles that the bees have in their hive and the importance of the Queen Bee. As he was talking, Jacob said that he could hear buzzing – and sure enough, he was sitting next to a closed case which was housing about 1000 bees! The children were then able to observe the live bees in a sealed observation unit and could spot the Queen Bee because she had a yellow spot painted on her body which signified that she was born in 2017. The children were completely engaged and asked plenty of interesting questions. They were also delighted to taste honey from local hives. A great start to this Half Term.