New feeder and wasp traps

This week it’s the turn of AK and KM to be our Primary 7 bee keepers. Over the weekend the bees have managed to finish off 8 litres of sugar solution!

Our bee keepers made up the sugar solution and helped add another feeder to one of the hives. This saves us time when swapping them over and means we can feed all the Hives at the same time.

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Finally they helped place the wasp traps near the hives to help protect our bees. We’ll check back on how well they are working by the end of the week.

 

First Feeding

Well done to AB and AK for carrying out the first Primary 7 feed. They made up the sugar water solution on Tuesday and on Friday and carefully put the feed into the feeding trays. Great job.

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Wasp Traps

During the visits to the nature garden we have  noticed more and more wasps hanging around near the hives. If we don’t get rid of them they could cause havoc with our hives.

Primary 3B came to the rescue. They designed wasp traps for Mr Green and hopefully they will help help keep the hives safe from wasps.

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Hive Inspection 6th September 2020

Today was the first proper inspection of the hives. It’s a steep leaning curve for Mr Green but it looks like the bees are in good shape.

Four of out five hives are doing well and the focus now is on feeding the bees twice a week to get them ready for winter. Mr Green will be looking for Primary 7 helpers to make the feed and deliver it into the hives.

 

Feed the bees

Today was Mr Green’s first attempt at feeding the Woodlands’ bees.

We mixed water and sugar to create a syrup.

We added the syrup to white bee feeders.

The bees were nice and calm.

Final business results!

Honey.comb are pleased to announce that our business was able to make a WHOPPING £341 profit for the school!

 

This will be reinvested into the bees for next year, be used to support outdoor learning resources in the school and help any other areas of the school that needs funds.

 

Thank you all for the support and keep an eye on the blog on Monday, where we will announce the winners of the raffle!!!

We Have Our Prices!

We have our official prices for our honey business and we will be selling raffle strips every playtime for £1.00:

Large Jar of honey: £2.50

Small jar of honey:£1.00

rhubarb jam:£2.50

Bramble jam:£1.50

plum jam:£1.50

lip balm:£1.00

Drizzlers:60p

Large jar of honey with Drizzlers :£3.00

small jar of honey with :1:50

raffle strips: £1:00

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or contact us at honeyjamjellybalm@gmail.com

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