Students at Nordwin College and Van Hall Larenstein are set to convert the roadside along the N32 in Wirdum into a paradise for bees.
By Marieke Bos / Translation by Traci White
Roughly 10,000 square meters of soil along the roadside will be planted with seeds to create a garden to attract bees. The nectar and pollen of the flowers should also bring in bumble bees, butterflies and other insects.
Biodynamic beekeeper Deborah Post came up with the idea, and the Dutch Water Management Agency is helping to get it off the ground. “The Water Management Agency has set aside this section of the roadside and is preparing it for us. Our goal is to increase biodiversity and ensure that our society is more sustainable”, Jozeph Dalstra told Omrop Fryslân. The students will also carry out research on the bees in the area.
The Elfwegentocht, a fossil fuel-free parade, and the town of Wirdum are also involved with the honey highway initiative.