Year 3's Bee workshop

 Year 3 took part in the Wonderful World of Bees  workshop in King Henry's Walk Garden in Islington this week. They learnt all about honey bees and why they are a vital part of our ecosystem.  They went on a fact hunt around the beautiful gardens and are now experts in bees and  pollination! Isaac from 3A said, "A Queen bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day!" and Nancy learnt that, "bees save farmers £1.8 billion a year." Laszlo realised that, "Bees are actually really cool, not boring at all!"                                                               

The children learnt about how bees are attracted to Lavender, Thyme and Rosemary. They were able to smell the herbs and discuss why the honey made from the different herbs may have a different taste. They also  got to wear a bee keeper’s helmet and explore bees wax and a beehive.

After the children had learnt new facts about bees, they created poems using alliteration and onomatopoeia. They came up with fantastic  ideas, such as, "brilliant brainy buzzing bees, pollinate our plants and trees."  They all had a fantastic day, despite the weather and are happy to answer any questions you may have about bees.

'I learnt that there are Worker bees that look after the baby bees. In the winter time the Worker bees kick the Drones out of the hive because they are no  longer of any use.' - Tiernan. 'Did you know, bees have to travel to around 2 million flowers  just to make one jar of honey' - Georgie

Thank you to The Garden Classroom who ran the great workshops. You can see more photos of the workshop in the photo gallery section of the website.