Sunday, 05 December 2021
CHILDREN in the nursery at St Mary’s School in Henley enjoyed a visit from a beekeeper for World Bee Day.
Jemima Hume-Humphreys, of Henley Honey, went to the independent school in St Andrew’s Road with a hive to teach the boys and girls about how they care for bees and how the insects make honey.
The children were given the opportunity to dress like a beekeeper, hold the smoker used when collecting honey and to take out the frames.
Mrs Hume-Humphreys, who has been a beekeeper for more than 15 years, said the children had a lovely time.
She said: “They messed around with the hive parts and I showed them where the honey goes in the frame.
“I hope they enjoyed it and they now know the difference between a wasp and a bee. I have visited schools before and sometimes I take live bees in an observation hive so I may take some live bees there at a later date.”
Kate Catlin, manager of the nursery, said: “We know that our children really benefit from the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning. They love the chance to pick things up and examine them and they always ask really great questions. These kinds of sensory sessions really bring their learning to life.”
14 June 2021
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