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Bee hotels have cropped up across the city as scientists want to integrate them into urban spaces.

What are they? For conservation efforts, scientists at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) have placed 50 bee hotels across the city. They’re made of upcycled wood and kept in people’s gardens, terraces, and balconies.

  • It’s part of an experiment to see if different species of bees can coexist peacefully. Scientists also want to find out about the bee population living in the city.
  • They’ve put out a call for participants. These two-feet-tall ‘hotels’ are free of cost, and people have to record their observations.

Tech-based: Participants use an app called Bee Hotel to record their findings and their location. If you’re curious about the types of bees in the city, the app has a helpful guide.

(Image credits: @SpidersATSea Twitter account)

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