Year 7 buzzing after unique Science lesson


A Year 7 Science class has witnessed the dividing of a beehive into two halves at the School’s Agriculture Plot in Wahroonga.

The hive contains native bees (trigona carbonaria) which were donated to the school by Ku-ring-gai Council about 18 months ago. Science students regularly check the hive for activity and take recordings of the mass of the hive.

 The bees are native stingless bees and which produce small amounts of honey, although none is being collected at this stage. The bees play an important role in pollination of many native species.

A representative from the Council visited the school to talk to the boys and explain the process of splitting the hive.