Buzz for little ones busy helping bees
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.”