Bee Hotel Workshop Overview
On 6th April, Cross Pollination Project hosted a Build a Bee Hotel workshop at the I Dig Sherwood Allotment. It was a sunny and breezy day. The special event mascot, a bee shaped kite secured to a post with string flapped its wings skyward.
The allotment is a community growing space for the residents of the Sherwood Estate. It has several small and manageable raised beds for vegetables and flowers including the CPP’s summer flowering beds. Susie, one of the plot holders gave me a brief tour and even offered salad onions to take home.
Cally set up a few work tables and placed tools, blocks of wood and short bamboo sticks ready for the enthusiastic builder. The habitats were very simple to make and easy to carry home and hang in the garden. Residents did enjoy creating the habitats for bee. It was so successful that we plan to offer this again at the next Family Day event at the Grosvenor & Hilbert Road.