Buzzy! – Sunnyhills’ bee rocks

Sunnyhills School students have created a fun new hide and seek game that helps promote bee care.

The students were excited to welcome beehives to their school recently.

As a GreenGold Enviroschool, the beehives form part of their efforts to help create a sustainable future.

“Did you know most of the plants we need for food rely on pollination by bees?” says Vera Akitson, a year six student.

With the bee populations declining, to promote bee care, such as not spraying pesticide, the year five and six students have created Bee Rocks.

They’ll be hiding the small stones, painted like bees and covered in messages about how to care for bees, in public spaces in a 3.2 kilometre radius around Sunnyhills School, in which their bees will fly.

Beeing environmentally aware Tavish Panjri, Aarav Sharma, Rajeev Silva, Oliver Hawkins, Leon Zhang. Photo supplied

The community is invited to search for the bee rocks. When found, they can photograph them and post to Instagram #beesrock and #sunnyhillsschoolbees.

“Please re-hide the rocks so the fun can continue,” advises Christine Daniel, the Sunnyhills Education for Sustainability teacher.

“It’d be great if everyone planted more flowers for the bees,” says Chloe Crawford, a year six student.

“Let’s all help make our suburb a more colourful and sustainable environment!”