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Bees at Greatwood

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?

Mrs Bealey

Mrs Smith

Mrs Yeoman

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What kind of bees do we keep?

We currently have one colony of bees here at Greatwood. They are honey bees,

Where do you keep the 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.

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How many bees are in one hive?

Honey bee colonies consist of a single queen, hundreds of male drones and 20,000 to 80,000 female worker bees. 

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In 2023 our plan will be to start a beekeeping club with the children here once our colony is established.

Click on the links below to find out more about  bees:

Honey Bee Facts for Children

What bee is this?

Bees in School

Bee and Honey Quiz

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