August 22, 2018

ACT For Bees, A Voice For The Bees

Since World Bee Day on Sunday May 20 We’ve been very involved in all sorts of activities after this wonderful celebration for Australian native and honey […]
July 20, 2018

What are the bees up to in winter?

So now that we are in the middle of winter, all the bees are fast asleep in their hives, catching up on their ZZZZZs, right? Wrong! […]
May 2, 2018

Let’s all celebrate World Bee Day May 20th

World Bee Day  has been officially recognised by the United Nations (UN), in a resolution to focus our attention on the importance of preserving honey bees and […]
March 23, 2018

Lots of busy bees @ ACT Beekeepers Field Day

ACT for Bees members had a beautiful warm autumn day to participate in the Beekeepers ACT Field Day last Saturday 17 March. The Field Day included […]
March 4, 2018

Looking for native bees’ B&B options?

Time to start saving the cuttings from summer  for native bee B&B’s. Bamboo is an easy option cut into 15 cm lengths and the spent raspberry […]
February 15, 2018

ACT for Bees Summer Buzz Newsletter

Have you spotted Blue Banded bees buzzing around your garden or the small resin bees? We’ve had many visitors to our Air Bee and Bee hotels […]
February 2, 2018

Bee safe gardens on the horizon as Bunnings will stop selling neonicotinoid treated plants.

Welcome to 2018 which began with the very welcome news of Bunnings decision to phase out the sale of neonicotinoid pesticide based garden products by the end […]
October 30, 2017

Borage and strawberries make excellent companions

  Beautiful healing borage is a hot favourite for the bees in our garden and a great companion plant to strawberries, tomatoes and squash. Apparently it […]
August 3, 2017

ACT for Bees @ Weston Community Orchard

The Biodynamic Gardening Group and ACT for Bees have been given custodianship of the former Weston CIT Horticultural Training Orchard by the ACT Government. Sadly Weston […]
August 1, 2017

Native Bee and Pollinator Workshop

A fascinating day with Megan Halcroft learning about the importance of pollinators, plant and bee co-evolution, the role of honeybees in food security, the pollinator crisis  (not just […]
March 5, 2017

Little bees worked hard for the apple trees.

We had small bees working diligently to pollinate the Pink Lady and Granny Smith apple trees at the ACT Beekeepers Field Day yesterday. It was wonderful […]
February 8, 2017

‘Bee Inspired’ menu at Beechworth Honey

We recently visited Beechworth Honey  and discovered  a wonderful range of educational resources about how vital bees are for food security. 2/3 of Australian agricultural production […]
September 30, 2016

ACT for Bees@ Living Green Festival Sunday 2nd October 2016

  Helen from ACT for Bees will be talking about creating Pollinator Friendly Gardens at 2.30 pm. Come along and hear about the beautiful flowers you […]
August 10, 2016

No Bees in Darwin!!!

Adrian Iodice from Beekeeping Naturally has recently been up the ‘top End’ of Australia and returned with distressing news….no bees in Darwin or Katherine! “I was […]
June 20, 2016

The Gigantic Hive at Kew Gardens

    The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew has an extraordinary 17 metre high Hive Installation of sound and light which is controlled by vibrations of […]
June 16, 2016

Chalkbrood controlled: Apprentice beekeeper stumbles on solution to disease wreaking havoc in Alice Springs

            NT COUNTRY HOUR BY NATHAN COATESUPDATED WED JUN 15 13:47:42 EST 2016 Common bee disease Chalkbrood has spread throughout Alice Springs NATHAN COATES […]
February 11, 2016

Bee Heaven B&B at the National Botanic Gardens Canberra

Just opened today. Plenty of rooms. (Some already taken) Gourmet organic meals all year round. Definitely worth checking it out as there’s lots happening and Dirt Girl […]
December 19, 2015

Bees and the Christmas almond feast

As I prepared the almonds for the Christmas cake I thought about the busy bees buzzing into each of the almond flowers and the almond industry. […]