Celebrating our Burhill Bees

This half term we are celebrating our brand new Bee Lodge, funded by Friends of Burhill School, which has just been installed in our apiary! 

This new lodge (see photos below) will allow many more children to be involved with our bees and learn about their importance!

To celebrate our brilliant Burhill bees we have lots of bee activities to take part in this week!  See below for all the information!

 

Did you know that bees are responsible for one third of every bite that we eat?!

Friends of Burhill love these stripey insects and that is why there has been an apiary at Burhill School since 1989.   We have 5 hives housing honey bee colonies.  The apiary is at the far end of the astroturf sports pitch.

In 2018 over 100lbs of Burhill School Honey was produced! -  

Honey is for sale from the school reception. Subject to availability.  All money from sales of Burhill Honey is ploughed back into the apiary for hive repairs, new bee suits, honey jars and more!​

You can find out more information about the fascinating world of bees  on the BBC website

 

If you would like to get involved, some of the ways include:

Learn the skill of bee keeping, clean honey jars, prune and plant bee friendly plants, help us to maintain the sheds and fences around the apiary!

Please get in touch with Charlotte if you are interested in helping: charlotteelock@hotmail.co.uk

 

Here are some activities you can take part in this week!

Let's 'bee' creative!