Dundas Valley Montessori School Young Beekeepers

Hamilton, Ontario, June 5,2015 Quinn McGregor,(black t-shirt) Lex Hetram, (blue stripped  polo shirt)  and Siddha Marks all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. In this photo teacher Chris Mark works with the students. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Emma Reilly story

Siddha Marks, Lex Hetram, and Quinn McGregor,   all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School listen to their teacher Chris Marks before starting work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. Cathie Coward Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, June 5,2015 Quinn McGregor,(black t-shirt) Lex Hetram, (blue stripped  polo shirt)  and Siddha Marks all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. In this photo the students load up the smoker with wool, and cardboard that maintain a slow smoky burn. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Emma Reilly story

 

The students fill the smoker with wool, cardboard and grasses . The slow burning fire will create the smoke require to calm the bees while they work in their hive. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, June 5,2015 Quinn McGregor,(black t-shirt) Lex Hetram, (blue stripped  polo shirt)  and Siddha Marks all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Emma Reilly story

Quinn and Lex take remove the lid from one of the hives they care for at the school. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, June 5,2015 Quinn McGregor,(black t-shirt) Lex Hetram, (blue stripped  polo shirt)  and Siddha Marks all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. A close look at the one of the hives. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Emma Reilly story

Quinn uses a paint knife to loosen and lift the honey filled comb out of the hive. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, June 5,2015 Quinn McGregor,(black t-shirt) Lex Hetram, (blue stripped  polo shirt)  and Siddha Marks all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Emma Reilly story

Lex calms they bees by pumping smoke into the area as Quinn loosens and lifts the honey filled comb out of the hive. Siddha holds the container to receive the honey comb. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, June 5,2015 Quinn McGregor,(black t-shirt) Lex Hetram, (blue stripped  polo shirt)  and Siddha Marks all students at the Dundas Valley Montessori School work to collect honey from one of their two bee hives that they maintain on the roof of the school. A close look at the one of the hives. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Emma Reilly storyThousands of bees attached themselves to the outside of the hive are the students work/ Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

 

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