North Wales Wildlife Trust teaching school children the value of bees and insects

August 29, 2013

in Other organisations, Red mason solitary bees, Solitary Bee Observation Box, Working with Schools/Colleges

Teaching school children about bees and wildlife

After consulting with myself as to the best way to teach school children about solitary bees and how important they are, Iwan Edwards of the North Wales Wildlife Trust, visited a number of schools in North Wales. They now have Nurturing Nature solitary bee observation nest boxes erected in their grounds and benefitted from some useful and practical exercises regarding wildlife. In this instance, together with volunteers from a nearby works, one nest box was erected on some old wooden pallets given a lease of new life as in insect lodge!

Volunteers erecting nurturing nature bee nest box                                                        Volunteers erecting a solitary bee nest box in school grounds 

 

nurturing nature bee nest box on old pallet insect lodge in school grounds

Almost there..!

Iwan Edwards North Wales Wildlife Trust teaching school children the value of bees

Iwan Edwards North Wales Wildlife Trust teaching school children about their new neighbours!

 

Learning about how solitary bees live

The bees live in a cell, collect pollen and cap it with mud. The ‘cell’  in this case  was a tree guard, the pollen was fine flour mixed with turmeric! The mud capping was …..well mud!!

teaching children about bees making bee cells!

Job done!

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