Woodend Permaculture Garden has a chimney hive

The Woodend Permaculture Garden recently has enjoyed a large boost in honeybee pollination services from the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society. Chimney Hives P/L kindly donated the very attractive, 2.4m high, chimney entrance, which provides a people-safe conduit for honeybees as they fly in and out of the flow-hive, which in turn was donated by Bee Inventive P/L. Matthew Croatto, one of the WBFS leaders, caught and donated a swarm. This chimney hive, with perspex viewing portals, will also provide educational opportunities for small school groups to come and see how honeybees make and store honey. Chimney hives are very popular in public spaces and small private gardens in Europe as a safe means of enhancing pollination locally. For more information about chimney hives see chimneyhives.com.au