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Busy bees find new home

6 June, 2019Hallam Road Upgrade


“Bee-lieve” it or not, there is a lot more to road construction than just building roads.

Nearly 6000 bees were discovered in an abandoned home set for demolition to make way for the new traffic lights at the Hallam Road, South Gippsland Highway and Evans Road intersection.

Don’t ‘bee-afraid’ - we’ve relocated these busy bees so they can continue to pollinate flowers, fruits and vegetables.

We engaged a beekeeper to coordinate the safe relocation of the two hives of bees so they can be kept quarantined for a short time.

Once the quarantine process is complete, the bees will be moved to a new hive.

The beekeeper extracted nearly 8kg of honey and honeycomb in the process. The honey was an unusual dark red colour which could be due to the bees finding a strawberry syrup in the house.

The Hallam Road Upgrade between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway will make your journey safer and more reliable.

For more information see the Hallam Road project page.

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