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 on our pollinators and a live observational hive will be available for viewing. Drop in anytime between 10am-2pm to play a game of plant bee-ngo, try on some beekeeping equipment and taste honey samples from local bees. Stay tuned for our programme of scheduled educational walks and talks.

Digital Art Competition for Schools

We’ve invited schools to get creative and design an image using digital art software! This can be a collage, single image or infographic using digital paint, text and visuals illustrating the importance of bees as pollinators. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and the top designs will be posted on our website and printed in the New Zealand Beekeeper journal.

Council Bee-Friendly Garden Challenge

The Bee Aware Month (BAM) Council Bee-Friendly Garden Challenge is back for 2017 and involves councils around the country dedicating a patch of land to scattering bee-friendly plant seeds.

Apiculture NZ will supply councils with a packet of wildflower seeds which cover up to 50 square metres and will provide food for bees all season long.

 Cooking with Honey and Pollinator Recipes

We will be posting both sweet and savoury recipes featuring honey, pollen and pollinated produce on the BAM page throughout the month and inviting people to share their recipes on Facebook and Twitter by tagging us and using the hashtag #beeawarenz17.

Facebook competitions

Throughout the month we’ll be posting quizzes on bee facts as well as drawings for giveaways.

Want to show your love for Kiwi bees with an event of your own in your community? Submit your event to us here so we can help you promote it!