A beekeeper and his bees at school

On May 25, 2023, the classes of petite section, CE1 and CE2 discovered the world of bees without leaving the school!

Mr. Perret, a beekeeper from Paris, came to show us his bees, their anatomy, their environment, how honey is made, and also to raise children’s awareness of the importance of preserving our insect friends, including in our cities.

The importance of insects

The children listened attentively as the beekeeper explained why it’s important to protect bees in cities. Bees are important pollinators. They play a crucial role in plant reproduction by carrying pollen from one flower to another, helping to form fruit and seeds. In large cities like Paris, where green spaces can be limited, urban bees help pollinate plants grown in gardens, parks and balconies. This is essential to maintain plant biodiversity and ensure sufficient food production.

Developing environmental awareness

Bees are ambassadors for environmental awareness. Their presence in towns and cities offers opportunities to educate and raise awareness of nature for urban dwellers, especially primary school children. By observing bees and understanding their importance, children are more likely to develop an appreciation of nature, an understanding of how ecosystems work, and a greater respect for their environment, a value at the heart of our school’s mission.

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