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National Honey Bee Day!

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, August 14, 2017 . Comments
National Honey Bee Day!

Join us this Sunday 20th August between 10am - 2pm for some Bee Friendly Fun!

There will be Honey Tasting, Honey Spinning and Much More! BEE THERE!

Did you know that Bees pollinate 1 in every 3 bites of our food?

Bees around the world are in serious trouble because of the use of highly toxic pesticides, herbicides, loss of habitat and modern agricultural practices.

Let us support these wonderful pollinators by making our gardens Bee friendly!

Create a year round Bee banquet:

  • Herbs are the Bee's medicine chest. Let them flower for as long as possible. Basil, Perennial Basil, Coriander, Dill, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, All Mints, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Rocket.
  • Just a few if the flowers for all to enjoy. Butterfly Bush, Clematis, Clover, Dandelions, Gazania, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Sunflowers.
  • Native Plants are good sources of Nectar, including Grevillea, Eucalyptus, Banksia, Brachyschome, Bottlebrush, Tea Trees and Westringia. Some species of Grevillea and Callistemon can flower twice a year. Wattles provide good pollen particularly in early Spring.
  • Fruit Trees. Apples, Pears, Citrus and Stonefruit.
  • Vegetables allowed to go to seed offer extra nutrition to Bees, Birds and other Insects.
  • Grassed areas with flowering weeds including wild nature strips.
Detailed planting guides on actforbees.org
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