Bijen Bloemen Dag

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Date and time
May 25, 2024 12:00 - 20:00

Bijen Bloemen Dag

On Saturday, the 25th of May, you are invited to join the “Bijen Bloemen Day”. This day is in the theme of getting together and learning more about biodiversity and bees in the city, and working together on making Groningen a little bit more beautiful regarding these topics. 

On Sunday, the 26th of May, we will plant flowers in between Libertas and the opposite apartment container. During this activity, we will be placing bee hotels, planting seeds, and maybe installing some other habitat constructions.



12:00 - 13:00

At our faculty at the Hoendiepskade 23/24 (University College Groningen), we gather to listen to a speaker who will give their talks about urban farming and the future of agriculture (session 1). 

For this talk we are currently talking with the Groningen urban farmer Stadstakker.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch. We want to provide lunch using locally sourced and produced products, incorporating the sustainable initiative in our meal. We will buy the food most likely from the Stadsakker to support their work.

14:00 - 15:00

Another speaker will come to talk about (wild) bees in the city 

15:00 - 18:00

As we have just heard about bees in the city, we will proceed with getting together in groups and building bee hotels, to later put up around the city and in our flower meadow. 

18:00 - 20:00

Dinner BBQ with all participants, once again we would like to use products in the realm of sustainability (supporting local brands).



Start at 10 am

After having heard a lot about bees the day before, on Sunday, we would like our participants to make the area in front of Libertas Urban, plant seeds, hang up the hotels, and maybe, with the support of the municipality, extend the scope to build a full Bijenburcht. This can take the entire day as we believe this to be quite some work. 


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