A homeless swarm of bees that were causing havoc on a cycle path have been rehoused following a successful intervention by the local Straż Miejska.
Installed in beehives on the roof of the City Hall, officials say the bee-friendly AI "is a response to the real needs of beekeepers and the desire to ensure the maximum safety of hives."
The EcoAvengers team from the Warsaw-based Polish Association of Developers (PFZD) put together the 150 box houses to come up with their whopping 89.37 m3 construction, beating the record previously set in the UK last year of 81.26 m3.
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.