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