The hive has been painted. And the bees are arriving.
A happy sunny Friday afternoon everyone,
after an exciting morning on the rooftop of Splashpoint swimming pool in Worthing we wanted to update everyone on our latest developments at the Worthing Honey Collective.
The bees have arrived! Together with our partner South Downs Leisure we set up the first two small colonies of native bees on the rooftop of Splashpoint Leisure Centre this morning. They are now getting settled in, and will be placed in their new hives next week. We will also place our first training hive at Worthing Leisure Centre next Friday, ready for novice beekeepers, young and old, to join our "meet the bees" sessions from this autumn.
The Collective has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past few weeks. We attended the Eco Schools summit at Worthing High School two weeks ago, sharing our project and getting young bee enthusiasts involved in planting wildflower seeds in their school grounds this summer. Thanks to your support we were also able to buy a number of bee suits for children to come along and meet the bees once they're a bit more established in their new home.
Local nursery Reflections got their children so excited they even helped us paint a beehive that will carry all of your names before it will be set up at Worthing Leisure Centre in Durrington next week.
The nursery even produced a video showing their Small School group painting the hive, with us visiting the group to share our love for pollinators and insects with the children this week.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend, we will be in touch again very soon to talk membership, setting up a study group and giving you an update on how our bees are settling in.
Yours, the Worthing Honey Collective - pollinated by local social enterprise We Are FoodPioneers CIC x
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