September is Bee Aware Month
- A month fully dedicated to celebrating our Kiwi Bees -
Apiculture New Zealand has been running Bee Aware Month for nine years, and it gets bigger and better each year! You too can also help spread the Bee Aware Month messages by using the hashtag #beeawarenz19
Bees are now dependant upon humans to protect them so let's work together to do all we can to help them
Love our Kiwi bees by:
Feeding our bees – Bees need food. Planting bee-friendly wildflowers is a simple, but very effective ways you can help improve bee health. Well-nourished bees are more capable of fending off disease and parasites. Plant in groups of the same species for Bee appeal and plant flowers that will bloom across the seasons so there is always food available. Why not plant your very own "Bee Garden" Have a look at our fantastic Seed Bombs for Bees which contains a range of flowers that bees love chosen by Rudd Kleinpaste "The Bug Man" especially to attract bees to your garden
Eating New Zealand honey – Our bees create a wide range of delicious, high quality honey. By purchasing our New Zealand Honey you are not only choosing a healthier option for use in place of sugar, but you are also supporting our beekeepers who work hard to care for our bees and their environment.
🐝 What can you do to help our Bees?
If you have to spray, spray safely – Choose bee-safe pesticides if you are spraying your garden or consider whether spraying is necessary at all. Pesticide misuse is killing our bees!
Don't spray plants when bees are present, either early in the morning or at sunset when bees are back in their hives
Provide fresh drinking water for our bees
This little guy is perfect for your bee garden and is made out of corten steel and available for sale 🐝 here
Not only great for dishes this tea towel would look fabulous framed or the perfect gift for a beekeeper 🐝 available here
Have a great month in the garden and remember to do all you can for our humble little bees