After a decade long residence in a chimney at heritage listed The Perth Mint, a beehive has been re-homed by a local beekeeper.
Community News reported this morning that after ten years in a chimney of The Perth Mint, a resident beehive has been re-homed thanks to a conscientious staff member.
After becoming aware of the hive, Perth Mint project manager Kenny Chan decided to have the bees re-homed rather than have them exterminated.
With bee numbers declining the world over, we are glad to see a prominent organisation like The Perth Mint take this approach. All too often businesses call in pest control instead of a beekeeper who would happily give the bees a new home.
After receiving the call, Applecross beekeper Carl Maxwell was able to remove the 2 metre deep hive. The plan is to transport the bees to the Perth Hills where they can help pollinate native orchids.