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Homeschool Garden Club - What Is Feeding Our Bees This Week? Week 1 September 2023

This our first week back of the new school year. We have taken stock of the year, last year's hot August, and the very frosty and hard ice spring has taken out some of out plants. So we have voted to make a visual record of what is feeding our bees.

We are using this pictorial evidence to be inclusive, not everyone taking part in the survey can write, very well at the moment, and some have not learnt all about graphs nor the name of the plants, as yet. Once we know what we have, we are going to gather the information together in to charts and graphs (I can't help bring a bit of sneaky maths in to the garden!) and see where we have gaps in the garden over the course of the year. We will be using both our mathematical knowledge and IT skills to collect and present the data. I am looking forward to finding out the results!

This week I have sent one of our younger KS2 homeschool gardeners - around the garden, to capture the flowers that the bees and pollinators are visiting, this week. I don't think the exposure on their camera was set right, therefore the photographs were a little too dark and we had to retake them all over again. Sadly on the first round they had managed to capture a number of visiting bees. there are a few here can you spot them? There were lots of wasps around because the apples and raspberries are ready and we need to pick them. Can you identify the plants from you work in the garden and support material packs?

So, here is what we found, in our Orchard Training Homeschool Garden, that is in flower and feeding the bees and pollinators.


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