One third of all the food we eat is pollinated by bees. Many of the fruits, vegetables and tree nuts we consume rely on the interaction of blossom and bee.
Resident beekeeper Prof Scheerlinck will demonstrate hive inspection, bee life cycle and comb structure. He will also highlight their role in pollination and the challenges faced by bees.
The University currently has beehive sites located on the rooftop of 757 Swanston Street, the System Garden, and at the VCA (Southbank).
The Sustainability Team's Bees@UniMelb is a initiative that aims to educate staff and students about bees and beekeeping on campus.
This event is part of Enviro Week at the University of Melbourne.