Bees and Bird Boxes

Monday, October 24th 2016

We have had a busy few days. Over the weekend we had our celebration of Bees and Honey in conjunction with the Richmond and District Beekeepers Association who answered the many questions from our visitors on the keeping of bees.

They also opened everyone’s eyes to the complexities of Beekeeping, and other species such as solitary bees and bumblebees via an excellent presentation.

While all this was going on we were able to attend to the visiting children’s activities, such as making 'Bees on a Stick '.


 

As well constructing Bug Hotels with the assistance from our volunteers.

As well as writing down ' thank you's ' on our honey bee chart.

The Field Centre indoor hive was a buzz with interest, as well as the home made honey based cakes consumed that day. Thank you to all the volunteers for their much valued help.

Today was slightly different, we were making Bird Boxes with a fully booked event.

This started with a walk around the reserve with Stacey, our summer Reserve Manager. She explained which birds occupied our bird boxes and why, as well as opening empty boxes to show folk the various nest construction.

The children and accompanied adults did a grand job of putting together, with our assistance, the various bird boxes which they were able to take home.

With some very happy results, plus one bat box 4th from left (below).....

and more great boxes...

Thank you to the parents who attended with their children today and gave much assistance, as well as to Jade and Stacey.


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