Spalding school pupils receive gift of beehive

Steve Manning, Priory's School's resistant material teacher, with a pupil and BQP's business development manager Stephen Urwin.
Steve Manning, Priory's School's resistant material teacher, with a pupil and BQP's business development manager Stephen Urwin.
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Kind-hearted colleagues from Dalehead Food’s Spalding site have donated a beehive and starter pack to the town’s Priory School.

The donation is part of a nationwide project to encourage pollination, which is vitally important to the UK’s food production.

The beehive was presented to the school by Stephen Urwin (right), business development manager for BQP, Dalehead’s agricultural arm. It will be used to show pupils the importance of bees and the care and patience required to keep them. In addition, they will use the bees to help pupils understand the different roles that people play in teams, and that team work is an essential skill, at home and school, but also in the world of work.

The school’s resistant material teacher Steve Manning (left, with a pupil centre) will be responsible for the beehive and has received support and knowledge from local bee keeper Barry Perkins, who donated the initial bees to get the hive going.