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Urban Honeybee Hub

New open space with flowers, honeybees, hives and community hut.

Project details

Suggested by: Jo

Project partner: Moreland City Council

Budget

$29,399.00

This project will create a new pocket of natural beauty on an unused section of land along the Moonee Ponds Creek. It will allow the land to become publicly accessible and create an ‘urban honeybee hub’. Revegetation with native flowering species will be undertaken; flowhives installed and an eco-friendly hut built. Social interaction will be encouraged with community gatherings, workshops and honey harvesting days. The Honeybee Hub will foster friendships and enhance awareness and connectedness with the Creek. The project will be a collaboration between residents, Moreland Council, Melbourne Water, Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek and The Practical Beekeeper.

This project will give our community the unique opportunity to relax amongst native flora and reflect on the contribution to a rehabilitated creek. Beekeeper training will enable our community to care for resident bees and harvest honey. Ongoing construction of medium-high density living in our local area highlights the need to increase opportunities for people to connect with open space, nature and each other. The Honeybee Hub will provide such an opportunity. Community planting days will strengthen our connections with each other and the creek environment. Honey harvest days will allow us to enjoy the delights of locally-produced honey!

Project details

Suggested by: Jo

Project partner: Moreland City Council

Budget

$29,399.00

Comments

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Rose Robin & Luisa

17 Sep 2018

Great job Jo and it sounds so worthwhile. Good luck with it all!

Alfonzo forge

17 Sep 2018

Not sure about flow hive technology but anything for bees!

Erick Mitsak

16 Sep 2018

Yes! This most def is a killer (but not killer bee!) idea! Wow!... Yes! As the mudbrick-guy (the PmP @ Brunswick North West P.S), I've both heard excitement for this project AND directed people to your site! Woooot! (also - who knows - but maybe your 'eco-friendly hut' may be built out of mud? Mud is totes eco friendly! Haha! And the whole community builds it! ...Just a thought?)

Seth

05 Sep 2018

Using flowhives seems like a bit of a waste. Some bees dont take to them and then they're just left empty.

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Seth

07 Sep 2018

I’m looking forward to giving them a go and very thankful to have the wonderful Practical Beekeeper guide us.

kimsam

02 Sep 2018

We need to attract bees to the area for future generations. Growing up in Brunswick West in the 1940’s through to the 1960’s I remember Moonee Ponds Creek as it was originally. I spent many years of fun with my brothers and friends playing along the banks of the creek.

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > kimsam

07 Sep 2018

Let’s hope we can do our part to help return the creek to its former glory. I’d love to hear your stories when we have the chance to meet.

Shane D

02 Sep 2018

Love the look of the design and this would open up an otherwise wasted bit of the creek side land. Great job Jo!

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Shane D

07 Sep 2018

Thanks Shane!

Minniehaha

28 Aug 2018

Great project Jo!

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Minniehaha

30 Aug 2018

Thanks so much Minnie!

Priceline Pharmacy West Brunswick

22 Aug 2018

Awesome project!

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Priceline Pharmacy West Brunswick

30 Aug 2018

Thank you!!

Hammock

20 Aug 2018

Great idea

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Hammock

30 Aug 2018

Thanks Hammock!

Anna

19 Aug 2018

Sounds BEEautiful will there be native bee hotels as well as hives?

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Anna

30 Aug 2018

A beeautiful idea! Would be great to incorporate some bee hotels into the space once we get going!

U25

17 Aug 2018

This is simply brilliant!!!

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > U25

30 Aug 2018

Our fingers (and toes) are crossed!!

MartinJoKing

15 Aug 2018

Great idea! The whole area needs a load more honeybees. Even if you don’t like honey too much, you need the fruit and veggies that need the bees to fertilise their flowers.

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > MartinJoKing

30 Aug 2018

Absolutely! Thanks for your support!!

thomask

15 Aug 2018

So good to see this up and ready to go after all your hard work and dedication! love ya!

Claudia321

15 Aug 2018

Great work Jo. Voted. Will share with the school. Xx

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Claudia321

30 Aug 2018

Awesome! Thanks so much Claudia! xx

sbee

14 Aug 2018

Terrific concept

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > sbee

30 Aug 2018

Thanks sbee!

Pat Kinson

14 Aug 2018

This looks like a fantastic project, Jo. It's a neglected spot with lots of potential. I'd love to get involved and help out.

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Pat Kinson

14 Aug 2018

Wonderful! Thanks so much Pat, we’d love to have you on board!

Sandrine

14 Aug 2018

Ok... Found how to vote... Needed to pick 2 other projects. So many fab ideas but this one is my favourite

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Sandrine

14 Aug 2018

Thanks Sandrine! Yes there are so many wonderful projects up for voting!

Sandrine

14 Aug 2018

Superbes idea but how do I vote for it? 🌸♥️

Drew Wolf

14 Aug 2018

I'd also love to be involved in this - what a great idea!!

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > Drew Wolf

14 Aug 2018

Awesome!! Thanks Drew, we’d love you to be part of it! The more locals involved the more fun it will be :)

JuliaCirillo

13 Aug 2018

wow this sounds amazing! I live in Duggan St Brunswick West so I'd love to be involved in this local project. Good luck!

Project Owner

Jo Keeble > JuliaCirillo

14 Aug 2018

So great!! Thanks Julia! Keeping fingers crossed the project will have lift off!