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What you need to know about The Big Bumblebee Discovery

Schools across the UK took part in our Big Bumblebee Discovery this summer.

Students became Citizen Scientists, learning about pollination and the importance of a fair test and then carrying out observations of bumblebees on lavender.

The initial results of the experiment will be ready next week - you'll be able to see them here from the 9th of September!


Everyone is buzzing about The Big Bumblebee Discovery - see what some of our Pod schools are telling us:

"The Year 4s have had a wonderful week finding out about bees and learning about the school environment.
Our lavender isn't quite in bloom yet � but will be soon and then we can upload our data"
Elvington Church of England Primary School, York

"On Monday our Eco Warriors/Citizen scientists started the Bumblebee Discovery. They are comparing the number of bumblebees spotted on the bit of green belt close to the school with the numbers attracted to the English Lavender on the school grounds. Fingers crossed that they are lucky enough to see all the different species!"
The Reach Free School, Watford

"We are ready to start collecting data and become Citizen Scientists after my assembly this week� just waiting for our lavender plant to flower."
Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James, Solihull

"We have started our big bumblebee campaign. Year 5A and 5S have taken time to complete their diaries and I am monitoring the bee activity around our new lavender plant."
Kings House School, Richmond