The cafe is an incubator for the larvae of the honey bees and a popular destination for the local honey bee population.
It has been closed for the winter to cater for the bees.
“We’ve got a large group of our local honey bees that have come in to visit us to feed off the hive, which is why we are able to keep the hive so busy,” the cafe manager, Maria Gomes, told Business Insider.
“There is a large amount of honey bees around here, but they have been very limited in their numbers.”
The honey bees are important to the beeskeeping industry and are responsible for the production of honey and other valuable products for the cafe.
“They are a very valuable resource for our business,” Gomes said.
“And as a consequence we’ve also been able to raise our business to an average of $1,300 [per day].”
The cafe also helps beekeepers and beekeepers with their beekeeping activities, such as selling honey, beeswax and honey products.
“You can’t just leave your bees in the sun all day,” Gales said.
There are many other beekeeping centres in the city of Melbourne, including one in the suburbs of Fitzroy and St Kilda.
“The bees in Melbourne have been so well supported over the years by the beeskeepers in the region and in the country,” Gome said.
While it’s difficult to quantify the impact of climate change on beekeeping, Gomes says the city has experienced significant changes.
“I think the climate change has really helped to keep bees here,” she said.
The honey bee colony in Melbourne, Victoria, is now in decline due to the increasing temperatures.
(Getty Images)Beekeepers and other beekeepers also support local farmers, which have traditionally relied on pollination from the wild bees to support their crop.
“A lot of the people who run the farmers’ markets, they really rely on beekeepers for pollination,” Goms said.ABC/wires