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Haggerston hotels

haggerston1 Two bee hotels from the bee hotel workshop at St Peter’s have now found a home in Haggerston Park. Fjallraven Kanken Kids LBH gardeners, Andy and Brian, nike magista pas cher helped Brian from Urban Bees, put them in a nice sunny spot.

haggerston3 They are high up, away from dog walkers and other park users.

haggerston4 The hollow bamboo stems should attract the lovely Osmia bicornis (Red Mason Bees) who will shortly be emerging from their winter slumber. Mochilas Kanken No.2 Hopefully they will be checking into the wooden-framed hotel filled with bamboo stems later this month.

This is what an Osmia bicornis looks like. Kanken Kids UK redmansonbee She’s browner and slightly rounder than a honey bee, but a lot smaller and less cuddly than a bumble bee. Mochilas Fjallraven Kanken Big She does have a sting,

Home… sweet home

The first solitary bee hotels – made at last week’s community workshop – are put in place in De Beauvoir Square.

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Brian at Urban Bees and Craig, nike air presto pas cher the Hackney gardener who maintains De Beauvoir, Kanken Mini UK are putting up a couple of the bee hotels on the south facing wall of the building in the square. Fjallraven Kanken UK 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.

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Now we just have to wait for some warmer weather to see if the solitary bees, nike air pegasus mainly Red Mason bees,