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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 […]
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 […]
May 1, 2019

World Bee Day celebrations Saturday and Sunday 18th /19th May

World Bee Day celebrations on Sunday May 19th 2019 World Bee Day is happening again (Officially on Monday May 20th) to focus our attention on the […]
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 […]
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 […]