Pupils at Ynysddu Primary School have been given a sneak peek at a new bee keeping project based within their school grounds.

Pupils from Ynysddu Primary School with Staff from CCBC, Sirhowy Valley Honeybee Company and Andy King from Keep Wales Tidy.

Officially launching next month the project will provide pupils at Ynysddu and surrounding schools the opportunity to learn about the importance of pollinators and become bee keepers, learning all about the wonderful world of bees whilst doing so. Working with Lorne East from Sirhowy Valley Honeybee Company, a social enterprise based in Wylie, pupils will follow the lives of the bees throughout the year as they pollinate plants and make honey, all under the watch of their queen bee.

Cllr. Derek Havard, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said:

The new bee keeping project at Ynysddu Primary School is a great example of Caerphilly County Borough Council working in partnership to deliver environmental and ecological educational opportunities to pupils. I am sure that pupils will learn so much from their experiences, both about the importance of bees to our Eco-system and the need to respect nature and wildlife.

Cllr. Ken James, Cabinet Member for Member for Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning & Sustainable Development said:

This is a brilliant environmental project, supporting the protection of nature and wildlife is hugely important to Caerphilly County Borough Council and I’m pleased to see so many partner organisations coming together for the good of the environment. I am sure the pupils will have a brilliant time learning all about bees and why they’re so important.

The project is funded by Keep Wales Tidy ‘All Wales Grant’ Scheme, CCBC Greener Caerphilly Fund, CCBC Regeneration Fund, Sirhowy Valley Honeybee Company Ltd, Ynysddu Primary School and Caerphilly County Borough Council.


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