Bees and other pollinators are vital to growing lots of our favourite foods and for plants to flourish in our fields and gardens. Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat because of the things humans are doing to the envornment.
There are five simple actions you can take to help pollinators and make sure their populations are sustained:
Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees
Let parts of your garden grow wild
Cut your grass less often
Don't disturb insect nest and hibernation spots
Think carefully about whether to use pesticides
Due to the covid 19 lockdown we have had to change our plans for Bee Week but we still want to celebrate World Bee Day on the 20th May 2020 and Miss Doeman (and her mummy) have been very busy making Busy Bees which can be seen all around the school. Please scroll down to enjoy a selection of photographs and a virtual tour of the wonderful display. The children will be able to get creative with bee activities in their home home learning packs, we hope to receive some photographs on the dedicated email address email@example.com.
Miss Doeman's brother kindly made this Bee Hotel, we would like to say a huge thank you to Miss Doeman and her family.
Home Learning during Bee Week
I wanted to share this video with my teachers and friends. I have been enjoying learning about bees this week. We found a tired bee in our bathroom and offered him some honey and water. He spent half an hour with us before flying away.
Miss Doeman captured this slow motion video of a bee collecting nectar from a poppy growing in her garden. If you listen carefully you can hear the sound of the bee's wings!
At Goldfield the children have been busy planting honey bee plants and sowing seeds and flowers that will attract bees.
Look how much they have grown!
Inside this curiosity cube there are some 'Bee Bombs' packed of seeds that make a wild garden and attract bees. These will be sown in the school grounds and we will watch our wild plants grow and see which ones the bees prefer.