City block set to turn into bee refuge

Last Updated : 09 Nov 2016
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You may notice some activity on the corner of Albert and Wellesley streets soon.

A project called ‘For the Love of Bees’ is popping up to encourage and support Aucklanders to help turn the heart of our city into a safe environment for bees and other pollinators.

Flowering of opportunities 

The project will offer opportunities for biological and scientific innovators, economic developers, community sharing people, environmental awareness people and tourists.

There will be formal and informal activities, learning events and networking, all within the central city community.

City block turned into bee refuge

A hive of activity

The project is being led by artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and funded by the Activate Auckland team through the city centre targeted rate. It launched on 1 October with a Spring Biking Bee adventure around City Centre community gardens. Other activities are planned.

Find out more about For the Love of Bees

Did you know?

A honey bee produces only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.

Each season, a colony of bees in a safe environment will make up to 35kg of honey.

To do this, female worker bees will fly from the hive to approximately 140 million flowers.

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