On 10th June 2018, community volunteers, Sophie Thomson from Gardening Australia and Council staff constructed a native bee hotel at Linear Park in Highbury.
The hotel provides nesting sites for masked, resin, blue banded and leaf cutter native bees.
A variety of native bee food plants were planted.
Native bees are essential for the health of our native environment and play an important role in pollinating plants.
Native bees are active during the warmer months, typically from October to March, so they are expected to begin using the bee hotel in spring.
You can also build a bee hotel in your own backyard. They can be created in all shapes and sizes, but there are some guidelines that should be followed to give your hotel the best chance of attracting native bees. See the three documents attached for more information.