Brydon and Chase helping Cecil install the new bee hives
Cecil Heather, a visiting bee expert from Toowoomba has donated some new residents to the Rainbow Beach SS Kitchen Garden.
The native bees were removed a few months ago from a drain at Rainbow Shores that flooded the hive in heavy rain and rehoused in one of Cecil’s custom-made hives.
Now that they are happy in their new home, Cecil has returned them to Rainbow Beach and made the school another hive.
Brydon and Chase helped Cecil install the new bee hives in the garden, so students can learn about the important role that bees play in the pollination of plants.
Passionate about Australian native bees, Cecil also donated a book to the school library – also check out: www.aussiebee.com.au
Students are planting and tending kale, rocket, sweetcorn, zucchini, snap peas, broccoli, rainbow chard, spinach, lettuce and cherry tomatoes.
Thanks to Elaine King and Bunnings Gympie for ten bags of water-saving mulch to help our plants stay moist as the weather warms up.