Monday, 5 February 2018
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
|Kitting up to study the bees|
|Ready to enter the apiary|
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Today was an exciting day - I was at last going to get to go into the apiary and see the bees. They are now awake and busy after the winter, so I was going to see some action.
Mr Warren inspects our hives weekly, and I met him there to find out for myself what happens. The colony within the observation hive inside the shed is working really well and the queen is busy laying eggs; she is a young queen so full of vigour. The hive outside has a queen which is 3 years old and starting to slow down, but the colony is still very healthy.
|This is the entrance to the indoor hive. A small hole within the apiary enclosure. The white plate and landing zone are to guide the bees, and enable them to find the entrance on a large blank shed side.|
The bees were so gentle and docile, taking no notice of us at all as they were busy. It was such a privilege today to see them at their work. I'm quite envious of the Year 4 children who will soon be starting an enquiry on the different colours of pollen and where the bees might be sourcing it.
|The way into the indoor hive is through this channel - the entrance to which is a small hole on the outside but within the enclosure.|
|The top of our observation hive|
|Our fabulous observation hive.|
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Cue Mrs Nash who explained that her husband cooked poached eggs using a cup and microwave. Suddenly the possibility of a poached egg for breakfast seemed to be a reality.
2 minutes later, the ping of the microwave signalled the moment life was about to change forever at Wicor.
Behold a poached egg and tasty it was too.
|The first Wicor poached egg in breakfast club....yum!|