We were very excited to see the arrival of our bees yesterday! We now have our own hive that will be looked after by the BTEC Animal Care course. We have a Polystyrene hive that has been painted white to reflect the heat. Polystyrene hives are now the preferred material to use as they stay warmer in winter and are resistant from rotting and damp. The bees are a hybrid of the British Black Bee and an Italian breed that is known for being extremely gentle and highly productive. We are hoping to have some lovely honey ready this August. Watch this space!