New project makes Brooklyn more bee-friendly

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Julia Joseph and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 26, 2024, 12:30 AM

Updated 25 days ago

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New housing is up in Brooklyn – but not for tenants and residents! A new program is bringing bee hotels and bunkers to the borough.
New housing is up in Brooklyn – but not for tenants and residents! A new program is bringing bee hotels and bunkers to the borough.
Greenery can sometimes feel like a rarity in New York City, but one ecology expert says that doesn’t just get fixed with plants.
"In order to make those plantings sustainable, you need bees to pollinate the flowers,” said Rutgers University’s Dr. Kimberly Russell. “There have been some studies in Europe suggesting that if you add some nesting habitat, you get more bees!"
Bees in our borough will now have places to nest thanks to the Pollinator Port Project. The project’s goal is to keep bees in Brooklyn and welcome in even more.
The Department of Transportation will aid by filling planters with specialized soil to encourage bees to nest.


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