Monday, 12 February 2018

Toroa Science

Last week, we arrived to school to find a science table with a range of items.


We quickly recognised the beehive and found one frame, which the bees had drawn out. 


We began looking closely, like scientists, and generating questions.


On Friday, we helped harvest honey from Miss Y's family hive. 



Centrifugal force pulls the honey to the sides of the chamber. Then gravity pulls it down to the bottom.



A sieve catches any bits and pieces that we don't want in our honey.





We discussed the different bee suit designs and how the smoker is used in bee keeping.



We took a close look at some pollen and a few of us even tasted it. It wasn't sweet! 


At the end of the day, we enjoyed some honey sandwiches. 



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