Every school in the project will receive a webcam bee house, approximately 15 Red Mason Bee cocoons and a pack of wild meadow flower seeds. Our team will visit your school between October to January to fit the bee house on an outer facing wall, place the cocoons and configure your live stream. Following this visit, your pupils will create a meadow flower garden in your school grounds in advance of the bees exiting hibernation.
From the end of March to the start of July, your pupils will be able to watch the incredible sight of the bees pollinating plants, and the females working and laying their eggs in the bee house. The larvae will hatch, feed on pollen left by the females and create their cocoons, ready to begin their news lives the following spring. All captured live in your webcam bee box. At the end of the summer term, our Team will visit your school again to remove your excess bee coccons from the house. The cocoons left in the house will then hibernate ready for the cycle to start again the following year.