Hamilton Port Lands will try to Help Save the Bees

Experts say there aren’t enough bees in our ecosystem – a problem the Hamilton Port Authority is trying to solve. The organization has partnered with Humble Bee, a Hamilton-based urban beekeeping company, to install a bee yard on the city’s waterfront. Twelve boxes will be installed, each of them separated into three miniature hives that will each carry about 500 bees. The project’s goal is to provide food and shelter for pollinator bees in the area, which will in turn provide a breeding ground for local honeybees. Humble Bee said the major losses in the bee population are largely due to chronic exposure to insecticide. Honeybees often get a bad reputation because they get confused with yellow-jacket wasps,” honeybees “get all their nectar from flowers that they turn into honey. They really have no interest in anything other than flowers.”…… Ed
Source: Maija Kappler / Photo: Scott Gardner / The Hamilton Spectator

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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