It’s Pollinator Week across Australia and to celebrate this, the Billion Bee Foundation want to update our friends on what we have been doing since our last message. Thank You Billion Bees Supporters for hanging in with us.
As you know, the Billion Bees Foundation is dedicated to the restoration of Australian Bees in our communities and giving nature back the upper hand.
We have many projects on the bee scape. Our current major focus is dedicated to working with Bushfire affected communities in Queensland and New South Wales, to restock their lands with Australian stingless bees. This is for natural bushland restoration, pollination and to help biodiversity in these devastated places.
In the last eight months, the Team have been intensely building partnerships with wonderful organisations that are going to work on rolling out the Bushfire Recovery Project. In Queensland and NSW, twenty communities, devastated by the Black Summer fires will be receiving free Stingless Beehives to propagate and education programs about Australian Stingless Bees
The groups and organisations that we are partnering with include
- Aboriginal Land Council’s
- Men’s Shed Movement
- Bangalow Koalas
- Local Government
- Landcare groups
- And many other environmental community groups as well as individuals.
Our research and development team led by Peter Atkins has consulted with Meliponists including Bob the Bee Man, NnBees, Kings Bees, The Stingless Bee Lady, Urban Native Bees and many others, to perfect the engineering of the hives to ensure that they are robust and can withstand harsh bush conditions, including heat and exposure over time.
We are enormously proud of the results, which ensure maximum protection of our precious native bees. If you are interested in finding out more about this program or contributing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be in contact.
This project received grant funding from the Australian Government’s investment in bushfire recovery for wildlife and their habitats.
Other news on our Bee Scape
- Our Schools, Education and Corporate programs are going from strength to strength with more schools requesting hives as well as workshops, which we love to do. Feel free to contact us for more information about the education programs.
- Today we received our first Pollinator Week Donation from Anne and James Wyatt from the Blue Mountains to support the work that we do.
Our heartfelt thanks go to Anne and James. Thankyou!
If you would like to donate to the foundation to celebrate Pollinator Week here is the link. www.chuffed.org/project/a-billion-bees-foundation