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There’s a real buzz in the air in Boys & Girls Nursery for National Insect Week

Boys & Girls Nursery in Croxley Green was visited by Debbie Rosario, a local beekeeper who talked to the children about the importance of pollination and shared her passion for bees.

The Pre-Schoolers were shown some exciting videos, amazing equipment and delicious looking honey combs. They loved pretending to be a Bee Keeper for the morning trying on beekeeping suits and handling the equipment.

“We were delighted to be asked to give a talk during National Insect Week. Nature is often a source of fascination and fun for children.  Helping children understand how honey bees live and why they are so important to us and the planet builds on that fascination.  The children were really inquisitive, had some great questions and clearly enjoyed dressing up and playing at being a beekeeper’’ said Debbie, who is part of the West Herts Beekeepers’ Association.  The Association was founded during the Second World War in the grounds of the Grade II Listed Croxley House and is affiliated to the British Beekeepers’ Association.

In honour of ‘National Insect Week’ the nursery held a number of exciting
activities, however this Mini VIP Event was particularly interesting. Natasha Kirby, Director, Boys & Girls Nursery said “Bees are vital for the continuation of our planet and are sadly on the decline. We were extremely happy when Debbie agreed to run a special session with the Pre-Schoolers and what better place than Croxley Green, which was the start of the local bee keeping community all those years ago.”

Every year the West Herts Beekeepers Association has a stand at Croxley Revels. If you missed them at this year’s Revels they will be having a stand at the Chorelywood Village Day on 9th July and will be happy to meet anyone wanting to find out more about bees and beekeeping.