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Feb 22 2022

The Honeybee programme is designed to raise awareness of the vital importance of honeybees in food production and to introduce teachers to the wonders of keeping bees at school.

Interested in bringing the Honeybee programme to your school?

Fill and submit this Expression of Interest form by Tuesday 1st March 2022. 

In partnership with Whole Kids Foundation, the programme offers several avenues of exploration for schools wishing to access a fascinating and uniquely different learning resource:

Host a visit from a beekeeper, meet live bees - and then encourage them to visit your school garden!
Twenty lucky schools in London will win a place on our bee programme, which includes the following:

  • A visit from London Beekeepers’ Association
    The visit will include the chance to view a honeybee colony in an observation hive. Groups of up to 30 children at a time can get up close and personal and learn about these extraordinary social animals and their role in food production. 
  • A bee-friendly planting session with our School Food Matters gardener
    Our gardener will visit your school to help you create a garden that is a haven for honeybees (plants provided by Whole Kids Foundation). 
  • A trip to the apiary at the Holland Park Ecology Centre
    Up to 30 students from your school will be transported to the apiary at Holland Park to see an established bee colony at work.

Taster session for teachers

Ever thought of keeping bees at school? Introducing bees into a school environment is hugely rewarding but a big step and one that requires careful consideration, so we're offering a fully funded half-day taster session to be delivered by London Beekeepers’ Association at a London apiary. Teachers will leave the session with a clear understanding of the potential benefits, but also the responsibilities and long-term commitment needed from school staff to make a success of a honeybee project.

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