Buzz for lit­tle ones busy help­ing bees

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY MILL TRAGEDY -

CHIL­DREN have been busy mak­ing their play­ground bee friendly in an ef­fort to help the strug­gling in­sects.

The chil­dren at Mac­cles­field Day Nurs­ery, on Ch­ester Road, took part in the Save the Bees Week, or­gan­ised to en­cour­age peo­ple to do more to help bees, which are in na­tional de­cline.

The chil­dren, who are aged be­tween three and five, cre­ated a ‘bee and but­ter­fly buf­fet’ by plant­ing bee friendly flow­ers in their gar­den, and built a ‘bee B&B’ so they have some­where to live.

Nurs­ery nurse Laura Smith, who came up with the idea , said: “We’ve pledged that we are bee friendly.

“We’ve made bee houses out of sticks and bam­boo soaked in honey, put plas­tic bot­tles out and done lots to en­cour­age bees to come.”

She added: “We have been teach­ing the chil­dren about the im­por­tance of bees and mak­ing posters high­light­ing how we need to look af­ter our bees.

“Some of them were a bit ner­vous but that’s why we de­cided to do this and show them that they are more scared of us and we need to help them.

“They have ab­so­lutely loved it, much more than I ex­pected.

“They are all proud to be bee friendly.”

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