Get buzzing: the rise of urban beekeeper

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living, Saturday 27 Jan 2018 9:35AM

How many bees have you seen recently? One? A hundred? It’s difficult to know how the global populations of these busy workers are doing as they battle pesticides and pollution to pollinate our fruit, flowers and vegetables.

Some people are taking this buzzing issue into their own hands – or their own hives. Beekeeping is no longer something that just happens in the country. The urban beekeeper is on the rise. But is it helping, or is it just a drop of honey in a shrinking jar?

Shea Wilcox is an urban beekeeper in Melbourne and Vicky Brown is a co-owner of The Urban Beehive in New South Wales.

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