Gardening for All Pollinators

Bees get most of the attention when it comes to pollination… But they cant pollinate 75% of the worlds flowering plants on their own. Other animals and insects like Bats, Butterflies, birds and beetles all contribute to the cross-pollination of plants like blueberries, watermelons, coffee and cocoa. A flourishing garden requires pollinators of all kinds […]

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The Secret Life of Native Bees

When you think of a bee most of us picture a typical honeybee, buzzing around the beehive busy making honey and collecting pollen for the colony. However this is just one of the many 20,000 species worldwide… Not all bees are black and yellow and most don’t even produce honey. Many native bees are solitary and only […]

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The Real Stinger

You are more likely to get struck by lightening 72 times than die from a bee sting. However, if you are a Honeybee there is a 30% chance you will die before winter. Bee stings may hurt but its no comparison to how much pain we humans have caused the bee population. Through a combination […]

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Flowers really do have Powers

Flowers aren’t just good for the bees, they are good for you too! Studies have proven flowers can be psychologically beneficial and can have a positive effect on our stress levels, happiness and even memory. Flowers have evolved with the earth for millions of years. They have adapted to suit harsh environments and developed beautiful […]

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Inspirations and transformations

You may not know it but there could be hundreds of bees buzzing around your neighbourhood. From the native bees nesting in wooden homes in the suburbs to european honeybees colonised in urban rooftop hives; all species need a safe supply of food all year round.  As urbanisation expands and more bee habitat’s are destroyed, […]

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Say It, Don’t Spray It!

You are what you eat.  And this is no different for the bees.  Neonicotinoids work like a slow disease, depending on how much the bee has consumed, will determine its level of deterioration. This harmful class of pesticide is mostly sprayed on the seeds of mass produced agriculture crops but can also be found in […]

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