What a wonderful idea – getting children interested in bees


Thank you SurreyBeekeeper

So, basically the suggestion is a set of shapes of several colours should be set out with ‘centres’ of small containers such as bottle tops into which some sugar syrup can be placed.  A tally chart to see how many bees visit each colour is the research.   In addition, I think it would be good to see how long it takes bees to find the ‘flowers’ for the first time.  Is their scope for mentioning the waggle dances that will be enacted by the bees back in the hive to let others know.

 

I think I’ll be doing this tomorrow.  I’ve already put my Mother’s Day bouquet outside to see whether the bees were attracted by its pollen.
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About apiarylandlord

Definitely past it - whatever it was - I may have blinked and missed it. New to beekeeping and totally entranced by the experience. That is probably all you need to know until I work out how secure this blog is. Great fan of recycling - see ilovefreegle.org to find your local group. Save things from landfill. Pass on your surplus, locally, for free or ask for things you need in case you can have someone's cast off again for free.
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