Wildflower students check out the bees at the school’s observation hive that was installed in 2017. Nelson city council has agreed to allow another hive built at Hume School. Photo: Tyler Harper

Honey bees to make a home at Hume School

City council has approved a planned hive for the school

Hume School is getting its own bee hive.

Nelson city council passed a request Monday for an glass observation apiary to be installed on the third floor of Hume. Council approval was necessary because of a city bylaw that prevents apiaries from being built within city limits.

The hive, which is provided by the Bee Awareness Society, is the second council has agreed to allow in a Nelson school. Wildflower School was granted a honey bee hive for one year in 2017, and had an extension approved last year.

City staff said there have been no complaints about the Wildflower hive.

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