Harvesting Our Honey

An Alveole beehive was installed on the roof of our school in 2016-2017 and we finally got to harvest the honey from our honeybees in October 2017!

After learning more about how the honeybees live and make honey, we got to work! First we “uncapped” two frames from our beehive, meaning we scraped off the beeswax that covered the honeycombs. Second we put the frames in an extractor machine and turned the handle to get the honey out using centrifugal force! Then we let the honey filter through a sieve before filling our honey jars! We kept some honey to sweeten our daycare snacks, while the rest we sold during our November Bake Sale.

You can watch a video about bees at the EMSB and read an article about our sticky but fun honey extraction activity on page 11 of the Winter 2018 Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters newspaper.

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