Wollondilly Launching Bee Hotels in the Gardens

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Wollondilly Launching Bee Hotels in the Gardens

Posted on: 31.10.2016

Wollondilly Shire Council will launch the Bee Aware Environmental Arts Project on Tuesday 22 November from 11am to 1pm in the Botanic Gardens, with the official speeches at 11.30am.

Organised by Council in partnership with Southern Tablelands Arts and funded by Regional Arts NSW, Glencore Underground Tahmoor and Wollondilly Shire Council, the Bee Hotels project consisted of a series of workshops facilitated by artists Anna Pollak and Celeste Cooke.

Together with 23 community members they created three artistic bee hotels that will be suspended from the Sheoak trees in the Botanic Gardens. The bee hotels are artistic sculptures that range in size from 1.2m to 2m high and will serve as ‘hotels’ that bees can visit regularly.

Acting Parks Superindendent, Craig Davies states, “The bee hotels are fascinating sculptures. They are beautiful to the eye and serve the important purpose of encouraging native bees to visit the Botanic Gardens and pollinate the plants”

Deputy Mayor, Robert Khan states, “We are proud to be able to produce such an innovative project that beautifies Picton and increases the number of native bees in our area. This project has so many benefits to our environment.”

For more information contact the Community Projects & Events Team on 4677 9611 or events@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au