For those of you that do not know, we actually keep bees here at Greatwood. We have three qualified beekeepers here at school who are registered with the British Beekeeping Association.
Who are our beekeepers?
We currently have one colony of bees here at Greatwood. They are honey bees,
We have had a special area purposely built in our school grounds which is called an apiary. The bees live in a wooden hive which was built by Mrs Bealey. We have a second hive (built by Mrs Yeoman) for next year when we will hopefully have two colonies.
Honey bee colonies consist of a single queen, hundreds of male drones and 20,000 to 80,000 female worker bees.