This week we had 2 bee hotels installed at the airport. They will provide a nesting place for solitary wild bees that do not live in hives.
Bees pollinate over 80% of our food, but their numbers are declining. A recent worldwide study suggests that the decline of wild bees may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees. So that’s why we thought it a good idea to build these two hotels. They will provide a safe place for the wild bees to build nests and lay eggs.
The bee hotels were installed near a popular vantage point for plane spotters in Steenokkerzeel. However, the spotters shouldn't worry about getting stung. Solitary bees are harmless and not aggressive at all.