Thank you so much to Lola Carlisle from the Virginia Highland Civic Association for helping us spread the word about our beekeeping program at SPARK! http://vahi.org/spark-garden-center-bees-a-great-learning-opportunity/
This was the last photo I took before I witnessed our 7,000 honeybees swarm yesterday afternoon. It was easily the most incredible force of nature I’ve ever seen with my own eyes. My 4th and 5th graders stood in complete awe for over an hour as they all swarmed above our heads on the #rooftopgardenContinue reading “Honeybees: May 7, 2015”
Beekeeper Jon came to visit and harvested almost 10 quarts of honey from our hive! He is straining the honey this weekend and the kids will get to taste the honey in class next week!
Our bees have produced about 10 quarts of honey! It’s almost harvest time! Beekeeper Jon said he’ll need to harvest the honey offset because it gets REALLY messy but we’re hoping to tag along to get some photos. Start collecting your jars and we’ll have a student art contest for the labels soon too! HisContinue reading “Honeybees: April 17, 2015”
Brennan found some ground bees living in her neighborhood! Ground bees become active in early spring (right around now!) and dig their nests in the ground. They are similar to our honeybees in that they are beneficial pollinators that rarely sting. They are different from our honeybees because they are solitary bees (even though itContinue reading “Home-School Connection: Bees and Wasps”
We have lots of babies and a healthy queen! All is well!