To bee or not to be
After William Shakespeare

SAIL pupils help wild bees, ​but the help is reciprocal: the fluffy, friendly animals help our pupils to have a fruitful orchard and a healthy relationship with nature. Albert Einstein once said, that if the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live. No worries, SAIL pupils take care of our future!

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The Bee Project

The loss of biodiversity is seen as one of the most sincere environmental problems related to the development of human civilisation. The Bee Project teaches pupils in a practical way about endangered species, and how we can help animals even in the ecosystem in the center of a city.

As pollinators, bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem. They support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small. Bees contribute to complex, interconnected ecosystems that allow a diverse number of different species to co-exist. Hence the reference to the famous quote from Shakespeare.

While observing a beehive of honey bees might not be the first choice in a primary school for safety reasons, solitary bees like the red mason bee are harmless and give our pupils a great insight into the nature around us. We believe that even the youngest students can learn how to deal responsibly with our nature.

After an introduction into the subject last year, all classes conducted workshops about bees. For his impressive presentation and all his extra-ordinary engagement within this project Jonathan received the honor batch “Bee Protector”. All the pupils were able to examine the elements of a typical bee hotel in the school yard and filled the school's new bee hotel with hundreds of cocoons.

A small male bee took this opportunity to hatch in front of everyone`s eyes and was christened the “Bee-Boy”. Can you find him in the photo?

Project 2023

Additionally to the existing second generation of the bee population from 2022, we ordered 500 new bee cocoons. One evening in early February, a SAIL pupil picked them up. Now they are kept safely in a cool place until it is time to hatch.

Project 2022: 
The first cocoons arrived

Cocoons of solitary bees can be purchased best from a local dealer. In this way, the bees will not carry any foreign diseases that endanger local insects.

The new generation hatches in early spring. Until then the cocoons should be kept in a cool place.

Workshops 2022

Moving into the new home

All pupils helped ​helped place the cocoons in the hatchery. 

Busy as bees

Until the end of the school year, hard-working bees with visible proboscis pollinate the flowers in the schoolyard and bring the pollen to the nest 
as food for the next generation.

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Please support our charity activities with a donation on our charity account, with the title: "NA CELE STATUTOWE"
100% of your donation will be used for charity purpose, without administration costs.
Account owner: Fundacja SAIL
IBAN:                   PL14 1020 4812 0000 0202 0160 2937 
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