A Win For Equality in Ireland - And Also For Bees!
We are ecstatic about the landslide Yes result in Ireland's Marriage Equality Referendum on Saturday, which has made Ireland the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. One group that would have been happy regardless of the vote's outcome though is Ireland's bees.
You see, an urban argriculture group in Dublin will be repurposing some of the campaign posters that have hung on lampposts across the land for the last month; and they're going to transform them into bee hives!
'Bí' is an exciting new initiative, which proposes that urban bee activists can help Ireland's dwindling bee populations by "using a by-product of our democratic process to assist theirs."
They explain, "At an open public event on June 1st in Smithfield, citizens will be shown how to transform election posters, made of durable and resilient outdoor material, into summer beehives for urban gardens. The Bí poster initiative is an ideal opportunity for citizens to participate in the Lifeline’s Year of Bee by making a positive contribution to flagging bee populations. Using a simple folding technique, posters which would otherwise go to waste can be recycled as ‘nuke’ hives, designed to house new swarms of bees over the summer months."
Visit 'Bí' online to find out more.