Protecting our bees
Bee populations are decreasing globally at an alarming rate. With your help, we can protect our bees, our food security and our ecosystem health.
When most of us think of bees, we think of honey. But we often don't think about the vital role bees play in feeding us all.
The Wheen Bee Foundation
The Wheen Bee Foundation is an Australian registered not-for-profit charity that promotes awareness of the importance of bees for food security, and raises funds for research that addresses the national and global threats to bees.
We engage with all levels of government, the apiculture industry, bee reliant food industries, universities, research organisations and community. We fund vital strategic research, education and conservation initiatives that strengthen bees, improve pollination efficiency and increase food security and ecosystem health.
Helping our bee populations thrive is vital to the wellbeing and future of all Australians. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to help.
Below you’ll find some of our latest initiatives and programs designed to help.
Business Buddy Program
Help ensure our food security by funding important research and activities for a healthy bee population.
Stories from the hive
By decoding honeybees’ waggle dances, which tell other bees where to find food, researchers have found that bees in agricultural areas travel farther for food than those in urban areas.