Titled ‘Stołówka dla fifnych owadów’ (Canteen For Insects), the project will see 35 ‘insect hotels’ debut across the city with confirmed locations including the gardens of 12 primary schools and 18 kindergartens.
Unique to Poland, and possibly the world, the 3 million PLN project in Poznań will see former seating areas replaced by flowerbeds specifically intended to attract bees, and will be further embellished by nectar-bearing trees, sculptures, viewing points, water cascades and subtle lighting purposefully designed so as not to interfere with their activities.
Polish apiculture has been included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List, the Polish culture ministry announced on Thursday. This is the second Polish entry on the list after Krakow's nativity scene tradition.
Poland has become Europe’s fourth largest honey producer as a producer of honey in the European Union owing to the high quality of Polish honey and support programmes for producers.
The discovery could be a major breakthrough in bee conservation and not only save bees around the world but also help protect the variety of ecosystems that they contribute to.
The Peugeot car can transport 10 beehives, 1,000 jars of honey weighing 1kg each and 2.5 million bees.
Derived from bee saliva and beeswax the bandages could greatly enhance the treatment of wounds.
A Polish beekeeper has had all his expectations surpassed after an online crowdfunding drive has got him back in business after his hives were wrecked by vandals earlier this year.
A passionate fan of bees Tomasz Petryka wants to spread the word about just how vital the insects are to the world.
TFN’s Nick Westerby takes a virtual stroll through Poland’s countryside to find out more about the country’s 35,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants and fungi.