Trident Academy Observation Hive

Thanks to the assistance of TA parent Tami Enright, our school now has its own observation hive for students to learn more about the importance of honeybees to our eco-system. Tami is the Executive Director of The Bee Cause Project. With her help, we were able to secure a grant from their organization in partnership with the Whole Foods Foundation to make this opportunity possible. The program gives students an up-close look at honey bees and allows them to study the bees in a hive setting that can be securely viewed. On our campus, the observation hive is located in the Fitness Center area.
As the Bee Cause program experts explain, “The Observation Hive is unique in that bees can be observed and studied without disrupting the colony. The hive case is made of solid wood and Plexiglas, a shatterproof material, and is secure. The combs are created for raising new bees, storing pollen and nectar and storing honey. The entrance to the hive is at the bottom of the hive near the mounting wall. The bees find their way from the outside through a tube to the entrance. There are ventilation holes on the sides, screened for your protection. It is important that the hive has good ventilation to keep it healthy.”
Parents, you are welcome to stop by and view the observation hive when you are on campus.For more information about The Bee Cause Project click here.

Observation Hive

Observation Hive

Observation Hive with Cover

Observation Hive with Cover

Observation Hive

Observation Hive

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