Budding beekeepers get help with new home

Young beekeepers at Heron Hill Primary School are ensuring their bees have a productive New Year with help from Kendal-based developer Oakmere Homes which is helping to buy a ‘bee shed’ for the school.

There’s a real buzz at the school around their new interest in beekeeping after the children were introduced to the activity by chair of school governors Jacqui Cottam who is an experienced beekeeper.

She explains: “Beekeeping is a fascinating activity for the children and teaches them teamwork and responsibility. Parents and even neighbours to the school have all been very supportive, and it is wonderful to see all of the children so enthusiastic.”

The ‘bee shed’ will be used to store the equipment used to tend the bees and harvest the honey”.

Emma Sanderson, Sales Manager for Oakmere Homes which has two local developments Strawberry Fields, Kendal and Helm Gardens at Oxenholme, said: “We are keen to build links with local schools, and help support the children’s interest. It is encouraging to see that they are already processing honey and beeswax candles, and will be able to do even more next year with support from Oakmere.”

The Bee Team at Heron Hill School prepare their equipment for tending the hives under the watchful eye of Chair of Governors Jacqui Cottam and Matt Hind from Oakmere Homes which is helping to buy a ‘bee hut’ for the school. The Bee Team are: (from left) Ruby Metcalfe, Emma Hewitt, Harry Sharpe, Holly Burney, Fin Johnson, Amy Vermeulen, Lucy Edmondson and Tyler Ogilvy-Booth.

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