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Bee Aware Month 2017-08-17T10:38:32+00:00

BEE AWARE MONTH 2017

September is almost here and that means a month fully dedicated to celebrating bees! Not that we don’t do this all year round but we have an excuse to do so even more during Bee Aware Month.

Apiculture New Zealand is very excited to continue to run the highly successful and ever-growing Bee Aware Month (BAM).

Shining a spotlight on bees – Pollination Illumination

Imagine a world without strawberries, kiwifruit, apples, nuts, coffee, chocolate or even denim jeans.

These are all foods and products pollinated by honey bees. Bees around the world and especially in New Zealand cannot survive without our help, and in turn we wouldn’t survive without them. So not only do bees produce a wonderful, natural food source, they also play a significant role in supporting our food chain.

This year we want to shine a spotlight on the role bees play as pollinators of our food and other products we consume.

Keep an eye on this page, the BAM Facebook page and Twitter  for events, activities, competitions, giveaways and information about pollination and helping bees.

How you can help

One of the easiest ways the public can help bees is by planting bee-friendly gardens in both urban and rural spaces. Bees need food so they can help pollinate our food.

Bees will forage on these flowers for nectar and pollen which provide carbohydrates and protein for growth and energy. Well-nourished bees are more capable of fending off disease and parasites.

We hope you join us as we expand on the pollination story and spread awareness about all that honey bees do for us.

Throughout September, use #beeawarenz17 on your social media to share with us what you are doing at home, at your school and in your community to help bees.

Thank you to our sponsors

We would like to acknowledge our confirmed sponsors Farmlands Co-operative, De Winkel Yoghurt and Mitre 10 for their support so far.

    

RECENT NEWS

1708, 2017

What’s happening throughout September

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Launch event: Pollination Illumination at the Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden Sunday, 3 September 2017 | Facebook event link NZ’s mobile science laboratory Lab in a Box will be on site to shed light [...]

808, 2017

Cooking with Honey (and Pollen!)

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

At the ApiNZ conference in July, ApiNZ member and trained chef Maureen Conquer gave a demonstration on Cooking with Honey, making attendees' mouths water with both savoury and sweet recipes. Here's a photo of Maureen [...]

208, 2017

Pollination & Protecting Pollinators (Video)

August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The theme of this year's Bee Aware Month is Pollination Illumination. But how exactly do bees pollinate our food and how can we do our part to help them do their job?   The College [...]

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Keep an eye on this page the BAM Facebook page and Twitter for events, activities, competitions, giveaways and information about pollination and helping bees.