Up and buzzing

Otago Daily Times - - DUNEDIN -

Busy bees can now make their way to Dunedin’s new­est pub­lic space.

Work on the ‘‘pocket’’­sized bee park at the end of Great King St be­tween the Cap­tain Cook Ho­tel and School of Phys­io­ther­apy is now open for buzzi­ness.

A col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Univer­sity of Otago and the Dunedin City Coun­cil, the park fea­tures beefriendly na­tive plants, a hon­ey­comb painted sur­face and macro­carpa bench seats, ta­bles and chairs.

Bike stands are also in­cluded in the de­sign and there is room for cy­clists to travel through the park to join the State High­way 1 cy­cle lane.

The univer­sity is con­tribut­ing $100,000 to­wards the pro­ject and the coun­cil is pro­vid­ing de­sign work, in­stal­la­tion, pro­ject man­age­ment and main­te­nance of the park.

PHOTO: GER­ARD O’BRIEN

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