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The Grafton Bee-N-Bee Story

Learn how The Grafton Hotel created a bee haven on the rooftop

Building Our Bee Haven: Harnessing the Power of Upcycling

In a world where sustainability and environmental conservation are becoming increasingly vital, when designing our bee haven we made sure to find creative ways to repurpose old materials. By upcycling and repurposing, we can not only support these vital pollinators but also contribute to a greener planet.

Salvaging and Repurposing Wood:

BEFORE (1)

 

We used old wooden pallets, discarded furniture and reclaimed lumber so that can find new life in constructing beehives. With a little creativity from our maintenance team and woodworking skills, we were able to repurpose these materials to create sturdy and functional homes for your buzzing friends. By giving these materials a second chance, we not only reduced waste but also infused character into our bee haven.

Creating Bee-Friendly Planters

BEFORE (2)

 

Instead of purchasing new planters for our bee-friendly garden, we repurposed old suitcases, buckets, and even old material found in our basement. We transformed these materials into unique and eye-catching planters. We filled them with a variety of native flowering plants to provide ample sources of nectar and pollen for our Grafton bees. Learn more here

By repurposing and reimagining old items, we not only reduced waste but also supported the declining bee population. Beekeeping is a vital practice for sustaining our food systems, and by creating a sustainable bee haven, we actively contribute to their well-being.

Together, we can make a difference and create a greener future for both bees and humans alike.

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