Boosting Bee Buzz: Unveiling a Variety of Log Hive Designs by Trained Forester Mick Verspuij
Mick Verspuij, a trained forester, transforms windfallen trees into unique log hives for swarming bees. With nearly 500 log hives across Ireland, his latest installation at the University of Galway aims to provide a habitat for native black bees. The project, led by Prof Grace McCormack, addresses the threat of hybridization with non-native bees. Verspuij’s well-insulated log hives mimic natural habitats, attracting mainly wild Irish species. Read more about this fascinating endeavor here.