A fully working bee hive has arrived at the Prep school and the bees are already hard at work producing the first jar of Clifton College honey.
Pupils, if they wish, can get right into the thick of the action by donning a bee suit and carrying out weekly inspections on the hive during after school sessions every Tuesday.
Bees are highly social creatures with complicated behaviors and intriguing population dynamics and, as a result, are fascinating to learn about.
Not only will we be harvesting honey and enjoying its sweet taste, but we want pupils to understand the bigger picture and their importance to the economy as well as ecology.
Yesterday, a few of our Year 6 boys carried out the first inspection of the new beehive. First on the agenda was finding and marking the queen.