Farfield Farm Blog

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Bees update

June 25, 2017 at 9:48 pm

The bees on the farm have had an interesting and dramatic year. Visit their Facebook site for more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/716267001764773/permalink/1460168267374639/

Beekeeping club sprang into action when a huge swarm appeared in the orchard; they captured it and added it to one of our hives. RS had to ‘execute’ one of the queens…

Last week lots of classes got to see an observation hive and had a bee talk from Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Lawrie. Fantastic!

 

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Harvesting this half term

June 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm

This half term, all of KS2 are using soft fruit from the farm for their cooking lessons as they are making fruity cup cakes. The children are harvesting lots of summer raspberries and strawberries. Loganberries and Tay berries are coming soon.

Year 1 are harvesting first early potatoes and chives for potato salads and Year 2 are making a Jamie Oliver salad using farm-grown peas, broad beans and garlic.

 

Photos to follow.

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An observation hive on the farm

June 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Most classes this week got to be up close to bees in an observation hive brought in by Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie. Many thanks once again to the ladies for their wonderful insight into the fascinating life of bees. The hives on our Farfield Farm go from strength to strength under their watchful stewardship.

 

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