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Observation Hive

In the past decade, bees have been disappearing at an alarming rate due to a combination of pests, pesticides and destruction of habitats. The consequences of losing them would be huge: Albert Einstein once said that humans “would not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years”.

Tonbridge is taking a practical approach to environmental challenges through its Conservation activity, Beekeeping Society and Green Committee where boys can take part in a range of activities from green initiatives, to beekeeping; habitat management and creation; and even rearing the School pigs.

Help us expand our impact by sponsoring an observation hive for the Science Centre. Equipped with double glazed units, the observation hive will allow boys to study the day-to-day activities of the hive without disrupting or irritating the colony.

The hive will provide new opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, allowing us to study bee colony structure and organisation, bee castes, their duties within the hive, and how they communicate; the development of honey bee larvae, comb building, honey production and storage.

The observation hive is one of five showpiece items now available for sponsorship. To find out more about sponsorship and naming opportunities, contact:

Andrew Whittall
Director of the Tonbridge Society

T: +44 (0) 1732 304253