Sunday, November 26, 2017

The bee Trip

Last week on Friday, Aorere College, Ormiston Junior College, and Tangaroa took part in an event that was all about  the bees lives. I learnt a lot about the bees, for example there are three types of bees in a hive, they are called Queen bee, Drones, and Worker bees. The queen may lay 600-800 or even 1,500 eggs each day during her 3 or 4 year lifetime. 

There was a display hive for us to look at. We noticed a big difference in temperature between where the bees were and where the bees were not present

As you can see here this boy is checking out the bee hive. One thing i noticed when i touched the display was the temperature. When i touched the part with  the bees it was a bit warmer , but as i moved my hand where their was no bees it was a bit cooler.

John Joshua and I trying some flavoured honey at the Honey Centre.
 The raspberry flavoured honey was the best for me;
John and Mr Dewan thought the mocchachino flavoured honey was the best.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Tangaroa College Bee Project is a collaborative science research project involving school students, their teachers, scientists, artists, engineers and the beekeeping community.

Sensors are placed inside the hive to measure temperature and sound recording from inside the beehive. Students will use this data and compare with recordings taken from other beehives. This data will then used to correlate with the health of the beehive.
Data will be collected from beehives located at:
  • Tangaroa College, Otara
  • Aorere College, Mangere
  • Kauri Flats School, Takanini
  • Mt Albert Grammar School, Mt Albert
  • Myers Park, Auckland City
  • Victoria Park, Auckland City
This blog will be used to communicate the learning our students are involved in with everyone else.