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Bees go to Isle of Dogs school to add up and multiply

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 05 October 2010

Len and his bees and (Inset) the Isle of Dogs honey they make

Len and his bees and (Inset) the Isle of Dogs honey they make

BUSY bees have learned to multiply and add up at a school on the Isle of Dogs in East London. They’ve also been industrious making hundreds of jars of honey for schoolkids at George Green’s Secondary

By Victoria Huntley

BUSY bees have learned to multiply and add up at a school on the Isle of Dogs in East London.

They've also been industrious making hundreds of jars of honey for schoolkids at George Green's Secondary.

Beekeeper Len Mole has helped pupils harvest more than 60lbs of pure 'Isle of Dogs' honey from the hive.

Len relocated his hive from Dover to George Green's community garden in April, bringing nearly 1,000 bumble bees to the East End.

But the bees have been busy multiplying. They numbered well over 50,000 at the height of the summer.

The pupils have been involved in environmental projects and are delighted with the bees' multiplication sums-in the face of a worrying decline in Britain's bee population reported earlier this year.

Bee-friendly plants have been potted and an assortment of fruit and vegetables are now established.


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