We started The Urban Beehive in 2010 with the aim of supporting the honeybees that do their critically important work in urban Sydney.
We put beehives in city backyards, community gardens and on rooftops; from Bondi to Marrickville – even the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Park. Across Sydney, the bees are enjoying some great views! And our hives are happy and healthy.
But internationally, bees are in drastic decline, with whole populations being destroyed overnight as a result of introduced threats. We’re here to help protect local bee populations against these threats; and to raise awareness of the plight of all our beneficial insects. We do this partly through education with our popular beekeeping courses in The Centennial Parklands. We also do plenty of public speaking and now have a beekeeping shop in Mascot, Sydney where you can buy all your beekeeping needs in one place.
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