Love our Bees
Not only do our bees produce a wonderful food source, they also play critical roles in our food chain, biodiversity and economy. The world needs bees! Bee Aware Month, run by Apiculture New Zealand and supported by Mitre 10, is the month when we ask New Zealanders to celebrate our hard-working bees.
New Zealand has a healthy bee population with nearly 925,000 hives, but bees still need our care and protection. Bees continue to face a number of threats including: biosecurity, disease, bugs and pesticides. Fortunately there are some simple, easy things that everyone can do to help our bees.
Throughout September, Apiculture New Zealand will be sharing facts about bees on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and their website, along with practical tips for how to help bees, bee quizzes, honey recipes and the opportunity for giveaways.
Check out our list of plants that will not only give you a fabulous garden, but also help feed our bees.
Help save our bees by becoming a beekeeper. This simple checklist has all the information you need.
No matter how big or small your garden is, there are a number of things you can do to help out the humble bee.
Here are our top tips to get your garden abuzz with bees:
TIP: If you find yourself sharing your property with a swarm of bees don’t kill the bees to remove the swarm. Contact a local bee keeper for assistance.