The Bee Abode in Seward Park
The Seward Park Conservancy, stewards of the public neighborhood space, announced the installation of a new bee house. Volunteers planted the wood box over the weekend in the bucolic “meadow” adjacent to the library, with the aim of preserving local pollination.
According to signage posted inside Seward Park, each of the tubes contained in the house is home to one female bee who lays five to seven eggs.
The hardware comes courtesy of the Bee Conservancy, which, in its own words, is a nonprofit “dedicated to protecting bees, safeguarding the environment, and securing food justice through education, research, habitat creation, and advocacy.”