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Children and Beekeeping

It was the most beautiful day yesterday down here in the South of England and, as it was Mothering Beekeeping for ChildrenSunday we all decided to drive to one of our favourite places in the world RHS Wisley. It was while eating a lovely lunch that I read a leaflet that they were handing out and I felt it was perfect to get children (and adults!) interested in beekeeping. Therefore I take no responsibility for coming up with this but I hope you like the idea as I think it is brilliant!

The Bee Color Experiment 

Bees can see ultraviolet light which means they are more attracted to flowers of certain colours. Using this simple experiment, you will be able to see which coloured flowers are the most popular with bees in your garden

What you’ll need: 

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So there you have it. I hope you liked the suggestion by the RHS. I’m off to try it myself now with my two boys.