New bee hive coming to Chippo
Katie Oxenham, Manager Urban Ecology at the City of Sydney, has contacted us to say Chippo’s new bee hive will be coming around September.
Shortly we’ll choose a location for it.
The new hive will bring to two the number of hives here. These native, stingless bees will fly up to a kilometre and are better at pollinating than the larger, introduced stinging bees mainly due to the smaller bodies they have which allow them to get into a wider range of flowers and so to spread a greater variety of pollen.
The hive will be installed in September. I won’t be here then. If anyone’s interested in bees here and would like to manage this little endeavour do contact me on the blog or if you see me around.
It’s a sweet feeling, isn’t it, to know these tireless little helpers will soon be zipping around here?
Thanks, Sydney Council,