Celebrating The Honey Bee……

Students and staff at Sea View Elementary School, in Port Alice, were excited to host their 2nd Annual Honey Bee Fair on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The K-7 school, with an enrollment of just 36,  is home to four honey bee hives, including an observation hive, a rooftop hive, and two hives in the nearby Community Gardens.  Celebrating the DAY OF THE HONEY BEE with honey sampling; hands on activities; a look inside the observation hive; pollination facts; displays of student learning; assembly of a Langstroth Hive to learn about all the parts of a honey bee hive; hive products and their uses such as Honey • Beeswax • Propolls; an up-close look at the three types of honey bees under a microscope such as a Queen • Worker • Drone.  The bees have provided a rich source for student learning and community connections over the past year, and our Honey Bee Fair is one way in which students shared their learning with others.  Students and staff whom attended from Eagle View Elementary and North Island Secondary made the day extra special!  Sea View Elementary students will be involved in harvesting the honey from their school bees in September.  Proceeds from our honey sales will help to sustain our school-wide Healthy, Hungry Kids Program, with a focus on food literacy, gardening, beekeeping and making healthy choices.