Bees at Burhill

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 at our Summer and Christmas fair as well as 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!

 

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

join an open evening at the apiary. Children welcome!

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

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

 

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