NYC DOT Announced The Pollinator Port Project & Habitats for Bees in DOT Public Plazas

 

 

 

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, The Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort), and Rutgers University today, during Earth Week, announced the Pollinator Port Project to create habitats for at-risk native bee populations in select NYC DOT public plazas and Open Streets. As part of the project, ‘bee hotels’ and ‘bee bunkers’ will be installed, and vegetation will be planted to provide nourishment for bees and other pollinators. According to the United Nations’ Environment Programme, bees are essential for the planet and are a crucial part of the biodiversity needed to sustain life. Bees have fewer habitats in urban areas and often have long distances between green spaces in cities. The installations announced today will provide connections between other green spaces across the city and will attract tickle bees, a small, native bee species that rarely sting.

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Five Beehives Take Up Residence in Madison Square Park & Six Beehives Now Living at The Hilton & Apiary + Beekeeping Classes in Bryant Park

 

 

 

What’s This?  Five new bee hives in Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park is now home to five new Bee Hives! The newest members of the Madison Square Park garden don’t yet appear on the website, and most park-goers aren’t yet aware of their presence.  But if you look closely along the east and west sides of the park, you will find the open-faced wooden structures.  We were fortunate to get a tour of each of the hives by park employee, Marvin Burgos.

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