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Staff and pupils at Holy Trinity School in Barnsley are doing their bit to protect British honey bees which, over a number of years, have been in rapid decline.

Holy Trinity buzzing sThe school now has three hives and is hoping to begin production of Holy Trinity Honey, as they become established. Along with a parent who is a beekeeper himself, a number of staff and students have given up their own time and worked hard to construct the hives and frames in preparation for the bees’ arrival.

Alison Sefton, Senior Science Technician, has been leading the project. She said, “Whilst we are helping to protect the bees, they also offer something in return, as it has been medically proven that local honey can alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.”

The school intends to develop the project across the school, with packaging design and marketing being undertaken by pupils.