Spare a thought for our native neighbourhood bees
We've been meaning to do a post for a while now on the native bee hives we have in Chippendale. Some of you might have noticed a small white box near the garden shed. We also have one in the back yard of the Sustainable House and some lone bee boxes on Myrtle st.
Whilst most of us would associate bees with the sweet honey they produce and the flowers they pollinate, they also play a critical part in our local eco-systems without them we would not have the diversity of flora and fauna that exists today, including you and I.
According to bee expert Dr. Reese "As part of their pollen-collecting duties, bees also pollinate at least 80 percent of the food crops we rely on for sustenance. Without bees, many of these crops would not produce fruit, which means no more food for us. This is why it is crucial for bees to not only survive, but also to thrive"*
So next time you're out wandering amongst the verges, spare some thought for our hard working neighbourhood bees, we cannot 'bee' here without their "efficient foraging activities" *