This year’s Bee Aware Month, to be held in September, is all about making sure our Kiwi bees have plenty of food to keep them buzzing. Why?
We need bees, more than you might think. Bees pollinate one third of the food we eat, and life would be a struggle without them. It’s a two-way street, though – bees need us to plant food they can eat, to keep them buzzing and doing the awesome stuff they do for us.
Over $5 billion of New Zealand’s agricultural exports also depend on bees. Bee numbers worldwide are in decline and we must do all that we can to save them before it’s too late – some of the main factors causing this are nutritional stress, lack of food compromising the bees’ resistance to pests and diseases, and pesticides and sprays.
Plans for 2015 are gearing up, and we’re looking forward to letting you know what will be happening this year. Join the fight to Feed the Bees, and keep up with the Bee Aware Month Facebook page for the latest information.