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Bees

Mar 2018 13 08:02

Post by Danboy1 » Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 8:02am

Post by Danboy1 by Danboy1 Mar 2018 13 08:02

Good morning all , does any of you school keep Bees and are there any implication to it , I'm in a primary school and may put it forward to the HT about having some as there is a massive decline in bees now , we have very large grounds so a area for the hives wouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Bees

Mar 2018 13 08:07

Post by Dragonrider » Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 8:07am

Post by Dragonrider by Dragonrider Mar 2018 13 08:07

Not at school, but I did find a beekeeper locally who was willing to let me have one of his hives in my large back garden which was great. BUT the issue arose when we first had an outbreak of the disease that is killing the bees in the locality, luckily "my" bees did not get infected, but then they stung my neighbour and as they are really great neighbours and helped me a lot when I was ill, I asked the bee keeper to remove them, not before the blighters swarmed as well. Massive swarm!!

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Re: Bees

Mar 2018 13 09:18

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Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Mar 2018 13 09:18

I've seen bees swarm quite a sight, I know bees are on the decline but don't think I would have any in the school grounds.
For one thing our parents are uber protective of little Jane and Johnny and they would litterly go nuts...
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Mar 2018 13 09:19

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Post by Jubbs by Jubbs Mar 2018 13 09:19

Being a member of the BBCT I'd love to have a hive in my garden but we are only 9 ft to each neighbour both sides so it aint possible. :(

Bee disease, I blame Brexit, all those itinerant bees coming over here and nicking the nectar, hrumph !

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Re: Bees

Mar 2018 13 11:38

Post by Lucastone1 » Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 11:38am

Post by Lucastone1 by Lucastone1 Mar 2018 13 11:38

Keyolder wrote:
Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 9:18am
I've seen bees swarm quite a sight, I know bees are on the decline but don't think I would have any in the school grounds.
For one thing our parents are uber protective of little Jane and Johnny and they would litterly go nuts...
That's exactly what would happen here. I love bees and in the summer if i find a bee on the playground i get a leaf and put it somewhere safe. Without bees we are doomed.
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Mar 2018 13 13:23

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Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Mar 2018 13 13:23

We had a swarm settle under one of the school benches. It was impressive to see. Soon had someone come to pick it up and was delighted to pick it up.
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Re: Bees

Mar 2018 13 13:37

Post by Nail » Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 1:37pm

Post by Nail by Nail Mar 2018 13 13:37

Would love to have some!

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Mar 2018 13 14:16

Post by jh83 » Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 2:16pm

Post by jh83 by jh83 Mar 2018 13 14:16

We have three hives on site, they were here when I started and we have a couple of beekeepers come in and take year 6 kids out, they love it and we sell the honey off as a fundraiser each year. We had 120 jars last year and its a really nice honey as well.

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Mar 2018 13 14:45

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Post by Nail by Nail Mar 2018 13 14:45

jh83 wrote:
Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 2:16pm
We have three hives on site, they were here when I started and we have a couple of beekeepers come in and take year 6 kids out, they love it and we sell the honey off as a fundraiser each year. We had 120 jars last year and its a really nice honey as well.
Excellent!

Are they just regular hives?

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Re: Bees

Mar 2018 13 18:46

Post by Keyolder » Tue, 13th Mar 2018, 6:46pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Mar 2018 13 18:46

One of our parents was a bee keeper a few years back, he told me he loses one or two hives every year and it can sometimes be a costly hobby.

I helped him remove honey from one of the hives one year, he also sells it but gave me a couple of jars, the honey tasted different from shop bought honey as I suppose it should.
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