Years 3 to 6 have been getting to grips with beekeeping this term, as part of our brilliant extra-curricular activities programme. As well as visiting the hives, inspecting the frames and using the smoker to deter any errant bees, they’ve been checking up on the queen and learning to distinguish between the worker bees and the drones. Many thanks to local beekeeper, Nic Bard, for sharing his expertise – and to Mrs Palmer and our friends at the North Perrott Fruit Farm where the hives are kept. What an enriching experience for our children, who are looking forward to sampling the honey later in the year.