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Allentown Municipal Golf Course – Bee Friendly!

22 Jul 15
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Adjacent to the fifteenth green at Allentown Municipal Golf Course, used to be a pile of dirt.   It was at least ten feet high, covered in weeds and once an eyesore.   This plot of land now is part of an international program to restore the honeybee population.   Additionally, it is also part of a course-wide project to maintain both the ecological health and the ability to play the city’s municipal golf course.

 

The project is meant to restore native habitats and pollinators like honeybees on farmland, airports and golf courses across the globe.  Their objective is to maintain the integrity and beauty of the property.  Since taking over as Allentown Municipal’s superintendent last year, Mr. Reverie has begun a long-term project to maintain, upgrade and beautify one of the Lehigh Valley’s busiest golf courses.   He sees a responsibility to balance the busy golf course with about 44,500 rounds last year with its environmental needs and maintenance.

 

The project is designed to create more pollinating habitats for bees to help restore their dwindling numbers.  There are more than fifty American golf courses participate in Operation Pollinator project.   This projects works to  convert out-of-play areas to wildflower fields to attract honeybees and other pollinators. You can check out their website Allentown Municipal Golf Course

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