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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 16 9:21 am    Post subject: Bees in Primary School.  Reply with quote    

I was chatting to the reception teacher at school today about bees (she was running a buzzy bee game), and she said she had been wondering if it was possible to have a hive in the school.

My guess is that it is probably not a bad idea, but that the health & safety people make it nigh-on impossible.

Also had a chat with the headmaster in passing: seems he has a bees nest in his loft... I think that is a separate question though.

joanne



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 16 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are lots of schools that have bee hives and plenty of resources to do it

http://www.bbka.org.uk/learn/bees_for_kids

http://gu.com/p/3xd44?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

http://www.beesinschools.org.uk

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 16 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They could also do the Red Mason Bee nests thing.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 16 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

much like the chook thing i helped a local school with i recon that it depends on the staff and how long they will stay in post.the chook thing ended when the teacher most involved left.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 16 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've seen lots of glass or plexiglass see-through hives inside of school rooms, typically with a hose that provides a direct exit to the outdoors.

Stuff like this:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesobservationhives.htm

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 16 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No reason why they shouldn't. We had bees at our school, and the only time they were any trouble was when the teacher who ran them was taking off the honey. Think that might have been lack of care and a few stories though.

If they wanted to learn about bees, there are plenty of observation hives available for a beekeeper to take into the classroom, and if they wanted to keep a hive, they can live in a remote part of the grounds.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 16 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
much like the chook thing i helped a local school with i recon that it depends on the staff and how long they will stay in post.the chook thing ended when the teacher most involved left.

I imagine they'll talk one of the reception class parents into taking on the project: that should give them five years or so...

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