The Blackrock Bees, March 2021
The Blackrock Bees
There was a buzz around the campus on Wednesday night and, no, it wasn’t just because the 6th Years have made a welcome return but because of the arrival of our 20,000 bees in 2 hives, courtesy of Niall Ringrose (Class of 1979).
This is a tremendous initiative, and we look forward to the organisation of a bee keeping course.
Mr. Toolan, ably assisted by Ms. Skehan and TY Home Economics will lead the project and we look forward, with some relish, to our first pots of honey.
We ask you to stay clear of the hives which are located at the Clareville end of the campus near the Sion Hill wall.
The bees do not offer any threat unless you threaten the hive. The bees fly at a speed of 25km per hour, beating their wings 200 times per second.
Best not to do so!
We wish everyone well with the project.