Two new swarms of 'busy' bees at Michael Hall

Over half term we caught a beautiful and large swarm of bees, they have been moved into our Warre hive, built by Mr Davis and Class 9, 2 years ago. They look and sound very happy and busy and we are enjoying watching them develop.

“A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay.”

Yesterday myself, ably assisted by a student, caught a further swarm in Forest Row and they too have been moved into the apiary and are settling into their National hive.

“A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon.”

Next up is the relocation of the Sun hive, donated to us by class 12 several years ago. It’s been in the garden but the site is not suitable and the colony died out. We aim to move it to the apiary with the other hives.

Susanne Fuller, Gardening Teacher