The volunteers at the Whyalla Men’s Shed have been busy making 20 bee boxes for the benefit of a new, local business.
John Visi is one of four volunteers at the Shed who were more than happy to help out Shaun Edmondson in setting up a bee business in Whyalla.
The boxes, which are being made out of plywood, have a removable frame which is used to seal bees inside.
“None of us were carpenters to begin with, but we picked it up in the Men’s Shed when we first joined,” Mr Visi said.
“I’m an ex-electrician but I’m doing a lot of carpentry now, and I love it.”
Mr Edmondson said his business would involve producing honey and removing and re-locating bees from local properties.
“The Men’s Shed are a community-based group, so I thought I would help these guys out by giving them something to do,” he said.
Mr Edmondson said the boxes would function as a new home for bees removed from other houses.
“Instead of killing them off I can give them a new home,” he said.
“If you can save bees why not do that.”
The project is expected to be completed on Tuesday.
If you would like to get in contact with Mr Edmondson for bee removal, you can contact him on 0484 144 011.
The Men’s Shed are also trialing opening the Shed on Thursday afternoons from 13th September through to 18th October 2018.
The Shed is currently open from Monday to Thursday in the mornings until 1.00pm.
The trial will ensure the Shed is open from 9.00am until approximately 4.00pm on Thursdays only which will give an indication if this additional time slot is required by the Whyalla community.
Should you wish further information please call the shed on 8644 1484.