Help For The Declining Bee Population — New Plastic Beehive

NWF   |   August 8, 2009

Bee box In the UK they have launched a public program (using uniquely-designed hive boxes) to encourage homeowners and gardeners (even on roof-tops!) to help raise bees to offset recent declines in their population numbers. reports:

"There's no reason why our towns and cities should exist as wildlife deserts — wildlife can thrive when we design our urban areas with nature in mind and the 'beehaus' is a great example of how easy it is for anyone to bring the natural world closer to their doorstep." Its makers Omlet claim that at one metre wide and 0.5 metres high (three feet wide and one foot eight inches high), the 'beehaus' is twice as big as a traditional beehive, giving plenty of room for the colony to grow in comfort. See full article.

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