ACT for Bees

May 17, 2022

THE BUZZ ABOUT WORLD BEE DAY CELEBRATIONS 2022

We’re buzzing as we’re getting ready for the World Bee Day celebrations and there is lots to do. We’ve got more details about the celebrations below […]
April 12, 2022

Celebrate World Bee Day May 20th on May 21st!

This is our first issue of BUZZ for 2022. The Summer solstice has been and gone and already we’re feeling the chilly winds of autumn. The […]
December 9, 2021

ACT for Bees Christmas and Festive Season news

Well, here we are and it’s December again and officially it’s summer! Who could believe that two years ago, we were in the midst of a […]
November 14, 2021

Let’s celebrate Australian Pollinator Week!

  Pollinator Week is from 13-21 November.  For activities around the country, check out the website.  Here in the ACT, you can participate in the wild pollinator […]
September 6, 2021

A bounteous Spring for pollinators

We hope that you and all your loved ones are well and finding some joy in your new routines during lockdown. Are the honey bees buzzing […]
July 13, 2021

Mid Winter inspirations to nourish and inspire you

Did you celebrate the Winter Solstice on 21 June? It is the longest night in the year and in ancient times, the Winter Solstice was a […]
May 19, 2021

Pollinators Matter! World Bee Day 2021

“Bees are like oxygen:ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseenbut they lie at the heart of relationshipsthat bind the human and the natural worlds.”  Buzz: […]
April 29, 2021

ACT for Bees Autumn 2021 Buzzz- A focus on Trees

The changing leaves of the introduced trees herald autumn, always a beautiful season in Canberra.  We give thanks for the gentle, plentiful rain in the Canberra […]
February 15, 2021

Summer buzz 2021: The buzz on native bees

Dear ACT for Bees community Well, 2020 was certainly a challenging year on many fronts.  We hope that you are all well and safe at the […]
February 15, 2021

Australian National Botanic Gardens Native Bee cheat sheet

  Peter Abbott has been leading ‘native bee spotting walks at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) in Canberra for a number of years and compiled […]
November 5, 2020

Canberra’s First Sustainable Food Event 17th November 2020

Food in the Capital: Canberra’s First Ever Sustainable Food Event 17th November 2020, 18 May 2021, 16 November 2021 This three day program running over the next 12 months […]
October 28, 2020

Australian Pollinator Week 8th -15th November 2020- Get involved!

Australian Pollinator week is happening 8-15th November and its a great opportunity to get outside and join in the Wild Pollinator Count.The Spring 2020 count runs […]
September 11, 2020

2020 Spring Buzz! Focus on Climate and Biodiversity.

Spring has sprung and a number of pollinators are feasting on the plentiful blossom after the winter rains.  What a glorious time of year it is […]
July 2, 2020

ACT For Bees Mid Winter Buzz

Dear ACT for Bees community We’ve been busy thinking about future directions for ACT for Bees.  Over the next five years our focus is going to […]
May 12, 2020

Join the Waggle for World Bee Day 2020

The last six weeks or so have felt like hibernation for some us with the COVID-19 social distancing rules. But the bees and other pollinators have […]
April 13, 2020

Nature Connection helps us all

From all of us at ACT for Bees we hope you are safe and well in these challenging times. Nurseries around the country are reporting increased […]
January 29, 2020

Maximising Biodiversity By Supporting Pollinators Event

Dear ACT for Bees community We acknowledge the impact of fires and drought across Australia on widespread communities and the lives lost this Summer. Many native forests […]
October 21, 2019

Hall will be Australia’s 1st Bee Friendly Village!

The ‘Hall Honeys’ are collaborating with ACT for Bees in developing a bee-friendly charter outlining how to make Hall village in the ACT become what they […]
July 29, 2019

ACT For Bees Success With ACT Government

Exciting news! The ACT Government has adopted ACT for Bees additions in their review of the ACT Government MIS25 Urban Landscape Planting List. Developers and government […]
June 5, 2019

Learning from the Bees | Berlin 2019 29 August–1 September Kühlhaus Berlin

As the world hurtles towards widespread environmental degradation, glimmers of golden hope fly in the air. Bees. Although suffering from myriad human-imposed stressors, indicators show that […]