• World Bee Day: Celebrating Bees for Biodiversity and Food Security

    World Bee Day: Celebrating Bees for Biodiversity and Food Security

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    Each year World Bee Day is celebrated on the 20th May. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. Bees are essential for food security and human survival  The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Beekeepers and nature conservationists are united in encouraging improved...
  • Native Bees – Most Welcome Visitors to the Garden

    Native Bees – Most Welcome Visitors to the Garden

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    Most of us are very familiar with the honey bee Apis Mellifera: they are regular visitors to every garden and their pollinating skills have made them a vital part of commercial food production world-wide.  Honey Bee at Work But this species is not a native to Australia, even though feral hives have become very common and, in some cases, problematic where they compete with other critters...
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