Educational In-Apiary Workshop | June 2024

The group:​ Northbrook College Gateway/Inclusion Unit | June 2024

The lowdown: In celebration of World Environment Day our first group to take part in our educational workshop programme for 2024 was Northbrook College learning all about pollinator conservation and participating in a routine Apiary inspection.

The Crew: The college caters for 16-25 year olds with mild/moderate learning difficulties, behavioural, mental health or social needs. The students gain skills and confidence through activities such as external day trips, community volunteering and work experience.

Edu Session: We took the students through a two-hour training workshop introducing beekeeping and covering pollinators, the honeybee hive, roles and responsibilities and the beekeeping year. We suited and booted up and entered the Apiary where we inspected Hive Liz and her colony. The group were great in the apiary, the students were amazing, super calm and really engaged. We spotted brood, larvae, colourful pollen, and lots of honey, though the queen was being a little shy.

Summary: They all really enjoyed the experience and the staff said yourself and your colleague were lovely.

“I enjoyed learning that there were 275 types of bees, and the ones that kept landing on me.”

“I liked learning about the queen bee”

 

A huge thank you to Northbrook College for wanting to inspire their students and giving them the opportunity to learn about our bees, to do more for the environment and become the next generation of nature lovers.

 

 

If you are a community group, organisation or school and are interested to take part in either a workshop to meet our bees or for us to give a talk please get in contact at lisa@pollinatorpioneers.org.uk – there is no age limit (only a minimum age of 10 years to meet the bees).

Or to find out how to sponsor an educational visit contact us at lisa@pollinatorpioneers.org.uk