At the start of the Summer Term Framlingham College welcomed a collection of new residents to the Senior School, with the introduction of our very own bee hives.

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The brainchild of Year 9 pupil Oliver F, the idea to keep bees on campus was born following his participation in the Responsible Schools Project, igniting an interest to enhance the school’s environmental credentials in a unique way.

Since the introduction of the initial hives the colonies have now grown to three, with further expansion planned as the environmental benefits of the apiary continue to increase.

After just a few months of adjustment the first batch of Framlingham College honey was recently extracted, with the intention for it to be served to boarding pupils at breakfast in the very near future.  Equally, Chaplin Rev B has his sights on the wax to be used for Chapel candles.

Whilst Oliver is acting apiarist alongside Head of Geography Ed Newman (and some welcomed expert external support), it is hoped that many more pupils begin to enhance the College’s bee keeping efforts to ensure the project remains a strong component of our environmental focus.

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