More than 100,000 bees to live on roof of Glasgow City Chambers

More than 100,000 bees to live on roof of Glasgow City Chambers

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The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow might be over but there is still a real buzz around the city though this time it is thanks to a colony of honey bees.

More than 100,000 of the stripey insects have set up camp on the rooftop of the city chambers.

George Square was a hive of activity on Wednesday as the bees were installed in their new home as part of Sustainable Glasgow’s plans to boost insect numbers.

The initiative follows the news that Scotland’s bee population continues to drop.

Two beehives have been specially insulated to protect against Scotland’s sometimes harsh winter and the bees will travel for up to three-and-a-half miles — meaning you’ll be able to see them in places like Kelvingrove, Glasgow Green and George Square.

Employees and volunteers are lining up to take care of the new lodgers and councillors are confident they will attract a swarm of visitors and maintain the buzz of Glasgow 2014.

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3 Responses to More than 100,000 bees to live on roof of Glasgow City Chambers

  1. lizard100 says:

    Are they independent bees?

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