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We're going on a bee hunt!

It's science week in school and in Rowan it's all about the bees.

This week we have been learning about bees and why they are so important to us. Bees are amazing - here are some of the facts we have found out...

  • Up to 50,000 bees live in a hive.

  • There are 25,000 different species of bee.

  • Only female worker bees have a stinger.

  • One female bee called the queen runs the whole hive.

  • Without bees there would be a shortage of fruits and vegetables we like to eat, such as apples, blueberries, cauliflower, cherries, cucumber, grapes, pears, strawberries and many more.

  • In some parts of the world up to 90% of bees have disappeared.

  • In parts of China there are no bees and so humans have to do the work of bees and pollinate flowers and plants by hand.

You can find out more about these fascinating and very important creatures here

We went on a bee hunt around the school grounds. We followed a map and navigated ourselves to find all the places the bees were hiding. We recorded how many different species of bees we found on a tally chart.

So next time you see a bee don't be too scared, they don't mean to sting and they are the VIPs of the insect world.

Miss Farthman, Mrs Ware and Rowan.

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