01 Jul '15, 7pm

Norway Offers Bees Safe Passage on the World’s First "Bee Highway" >>

Norway Offers Bees Safe Passage on the World’s First "Bee Highway" >>

Norwegian bees will soon be living the high life. Construction of a “bee highway” in Oslo aims to give these insects food, shelter and safe passage through the city. Bee hives and smatterings of flowering plants are popping up in backyards, on rooftops and on the terraces of companies and private citizens alike. According to organizers, this is the first corridor of its kind, and it is drawing significant support from the local community. A major accounting firm in Oslo’s business district has covered parts of its terrace with flowering sedum plants and two bee hives, which together house about 45,000 worker bees. In a local garden, adults and schoolchildren gathered to plant sunflowers, marigolds and other nectar-bearing flowers. All participants are invited to post their contributions on the website polli.no , which maps the bees’ route across the city. Though Norwegian ...

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