Over the past week, some primary 7 children have been learning how to perform beekeeping inspections.
There are different stages to an inspection
taking off the roof and crown board
lifting out each frame one by one to look for the queen and eggs.
putting it all back together.
The children were very calm when around the bees and were extremely gentle which keeps the bees calm.
Our second bee hive is doing really well! The Queen has started laying lots and lots of eggs because the bees are bringing in bright yellow daffodil pollen which they feed to young bees.
In a few weeks, when the hive has grown nice and full, we will split it into two hives again!