Pop-up hotels have sprung up at Jurong Lake Gardens, but there is a catch, they are for bees only.
For three-days, two-nights, several bee hotels have been setup at the Community Garden Festival’s Outdoor Display. Found at the “Present Singapore” section of the themed display, the bee hotels are a way to attract solitary bees like carpenter and leafcutter bees. They reflect the move towards a biophilic City in a Garden, where people and nature co-exist closely together.
While bees often get a bad rep, perhaps because of cartoon images of a swarm of bees flying an arrow formation for a target, the flying insects do play an important in the eco-system by helping pollinate the flowers as they move about.
Bee Hotels at Community Garden Festival 2019
Even though the bee hotels at the Community Garden Festival 2019 are only temporary, they are still pretty nice “digs”.
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The choice of accommodation includes …
… the Shang Bee La Hotel,
… Siloso Bee Resort, and
… St Bee-gis Hotel.
And, it’s not just set up for solitary bees either.
While the bee hotels at Community Garden Festival 2019 are temporary, you can find more permanent bee hotels along HortPark’s Bee Trail.
Or learn more about the amazing life bees from Singapore’s own beekeeper, John Chong.