We’ve been out and about this summer, making the most of the glorious weather to talk about bees!
Keith McMahon took part in science week at St John’s CofE Primary and Nursery School which went down well with students and parents alike. The children were impressed by the hive and the fact that bees have 4 wings! Other lessons from Keith’s session are now immortalised in a live sketch, kindly reproduced here with the permission of the talented Hannah Shines (www.hannahshines.co.uk).
We returned to the traffic-free Summer Streets Festival in Regent Street. With a number of hives on show, we promoted the impact bees have on the environment and what the public can do to help.
Our presence in central London coincided with research published in June which found that Bumble Bees prefer urban environments:
“[The study] is not saying that cities are necessarily the ideal habitat for bees, it is just that they are doing better in the cities than in the countryside.”
Ash Samuelson, doctoral student and first author of the research from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Click here to read coverage of this research.
With the summer far from over, we still have the Surbiton Festival (Saturday 29 August) to look forward to and our one-day beginner’s introductory course to beekeeping (Saturday 8 September).