Margaret River Senior High School students and teacher Belinda Howse have partnered with the Western Australian Apiarists Society (WAAS) to establish beehives at the school campus.
The hives are to be maintained by beekeepers from the society’s Margaret River chapter over the summer months after the school farm was identified as an ideal location for the donation of a flow hive and a regular hive.
Ms Howse said the partnership was a fantastic opportunity to educate students in beekeeping.
“We had the grand opening of the hives in situ and first meeting in the farm classroom earlier this month,” she said.
“We hope to run courses for students on how to maintain a hive next year.
“Students are also busy cutting up bamboo and making native bee hotels to encourage and look after our native bee population.
Risk management and safety procedures havel been put in place for any potential anaphylaxis as required by the Education Department.