About this location
The Urban Beehive is driven by two beekeepers, Doug Purdie and Vicky Brown, who met through the New South Wales Beekeepers Association and decided things were getting serious with bees. The Urban Beehive wants to put beehives all over Sydney – to boost natural pollination and to help maintain the genetic diversity of the honeybees before it’s too late. They do this by capturing feral bee swarms to populate their beehives (where possible), rather than purchasing packaged bees or queen bees from breeders. In this way they help protect the wild bee genetic lines which need strengthening in case one day the worst happens and Varroa or some other pest infiltrates the borders. They’re also offering the community a service: re-housing honeybees which otherwise might be destroyed.
Unit 21, 19 McCauley Street, Port Botany NSW 2036
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