Urban Honeybee Hub
New open space with flowers, honeybees, hives and community hut.
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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!