Topic outline

  • Beekeeping


    Since the 1980s, bees have been used by the Biology Department during entomology lessons as an example of a colonial insect. This led to the formation of a club which introduces boys to an interesting hobby and a possible career. 

    The Biology Department labratory has an observation hive containing four full-depth frames. We also have three Langstroth hives outside.

    The Beekeepers' Club members learn to care for bees, as well as harvest honey and wax. They use the wax to make candles. These 100% beeswax candles burn cleanly, without dripping or smoking, and release the smell of honey. 


    Details regarding the current work being done by the club can be found at 
    www.meldrum.nz/bees.htm