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Beekeeping Buzz Keeps Boys Busy

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

On a sunny winter lunchtime, boys from Years 10 and 11 started to get to work on homes for the bees that will arrive in the summer term.

At present, the boys are assembling frames containing a yellow foundation wax. This will be the base that the bees use to make the honeycomb, where young bees and honey can be stored. A large number of these will be needed in order to create a home suitable for the bee colony that will soon reside at Bolton School. Over the coming months the boys will completely assemble two hives, which will be placed on the roof next to the greenhouse.

Exciting times lie ahead for the budding young apiarists, with lots to do before the bees arrive!

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The boys get busy building the frames in preparation for the bees

The boys get busy building the frames in preparation for the bees