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Busy Buzzy Bumble Bee

Feb 21, 2020 | Piwakawaka - Year 1 Blog

On Thursday, Year 1 and 2 were lucky enough to visit Mr Donovan’s house to experience up close, the wonder that is the beautiful Honey Bee. They children observed the worker bees collecting nectar from the abundance of Bottle Brush which line the garden. They sat eagerly as Mr D lit the smoker and used it to gently sedate the bees in the hive so he could safely remove one of the cells. Excitedly the children looked on as Mr D explained all about the honeycomb, why some looked golden and others were capped in white wax. He spoke of the family dynamics in the hive; how the queen is cared for by her guard bees who protect the hive and the worker bees who collect the nectar and pollen. What a fantastic experience we all had. Thank you Mr D!

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