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Dutch Beestops 🐝

Beestops in Utrecht

 

I've just read about how Utrecht, a city in The Netherlands, has transformed 316 of its bus stops into bee stops! The photo above, and all the info I got, is from this article so head over there if you're curious to know more about this initiative.

 

In a nutshell, they've added green rooftops to those bus stops, which look gorgeous, help keep the city cool over Summer by storing rainwater, capture fine dust, but most importantly they contribute to the city's biodiversity, supporting insects like honey bees and bumblebees!

 

Would you be worried waiting for a bus at one of these stops, or would you be buzzing? wink 

Have you spotted any similar great eco initiatives recently? 

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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

@TallTrees you'll like this . Also wouldn't people be scared of getting say stung by the bees
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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

@EmilieT 

What a brilliant idea. I have no fear of bees at all and anything which helps with bio diversity has to be great for the planet.

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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

Fantastic @liggerz87 

No worries bees will be very busy on the flowers.

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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

Simply wonderful @EmilieT 

Thanks for the info TallTrees πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»



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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

Thought you'd love it lol and your welcome
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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

Sadly having a fobia of bees (or really all buzzing insects) this would put me off using a bus haha
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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

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Sorry to read you have a fobia of buzzing @PhoneChanger  I hate mosquitoes buzzing and presently I have mosquito bumps on my face and arms from these horrors😑😑 I'll take a buzzy bee any day. Don't like hovering wasps though😰



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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

This is such a nice idea ~ very simple too.  

Any help to give bees a little spot to enjoy is all good with me thumbsup

I would be delighted to stand at these bus-stops.

@EmilieT 

 

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Re: Dutch Beestops 🐝

Thanks for sharing this @EmilieT 

A brilliant idea. Well done to the Dutch and the bus company in Utrecht. thumbsup

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