The first solitary bee hotels – made at last week’s community workshop – are put in place in De Beauvoir Square.
Brian at Urban Bees and Craig, the Hackney gardener who maintains De Beauvoir, are putting up a couple of the bee hotels on the south facing wall of the building in the square. It’s a nice sheltered sunny spot.
Craig is proudly showing off the new hotels he made with bamboo from local gardens and the wooden organ pipes kindly donated from De Beauvoir church.
Now we just have to wait for some warmer weather to see if the solitary bees, mainly Red Mason bees, will come and nest there in the spring.