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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 15, 2019

The Call 4 Nature action!

        On 7 May, the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services which assesses the state of biodiversity, and of the ecosystem services […]
February 28, 2019

ACT for Bees Summer action

Spring and summer activities Its been sometime since you’ve heard news from us, but we’ve been very busy networking and making progress with a number of […]
October 29, 2018

Spring Bees Buzz

Spring has finally sprung and the bees are up and working hard to pollinate our fruit trees so that we can have apples, plums, nectarines, cherries, […]
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 […]