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CRC for Pollination Security

Over the past 12 months I have attended a number of meetings relating the formation of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Pollination Security. CRC’s support medium to long term

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Tree Grants

BFF Partners, One Tree Planted and Flow Hive, have generously donated up to $100,000 for tree grants to support tree plantings on Bee Friendly Farming ® CERTIFIED farms. We are

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Bee Friendly Farming (AU) Handbook

Bee Friendly Farming

Bee Friendly Farming ® launched on 5th May. The BFF Scientific task force has met 3 times since then (twice with the US Scientific taskforce) to review applications and discuss

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Commercial Beekeeping Program

5 Bees Participants Announced

Wheen Bee Foundation is pleased to announce the names of 15 commercial beekeepers who will participate in the first intake of the 5Bees program that commences in April 2021. Benjamin

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Teachers Guide to Bees

Wheen Bee Foundation recently published a Teachers’ Guide to Bees. The Guide was developed in response to the 2021 Junior Landcare Grants that offered a Bee Bonus enabling schools to

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Megachile macularis

Megachile macularis, a female leaf cutter bee carrying dry pollen grains in her scopal hairs. Photo by Laurence Sanders. Did you know, most native bees are solitary? Unlike honey bees,

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We Need Bees

In May we will once again celebrate World Bee day. The purpose of World Bee day is to raise awareness of the essential role bees and other pollinators play in

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Science Update

Landmark Study Shows Soil Pesticide Reduces Wild Bee Reproduction by 89% When you think of bees, a hive humming with activity probably comes to mind. But most of the world’s

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AFMA New Partnership

Wheen Bee Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA).  The partnership will work together to encourage WE NEED BEES markets to be held

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on December 1st 2020 At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings

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Commercial Beekeeping Program

5 Bees

Building Better Beekeeping Businesses after Bushfire. Wheen Bee Foundation is pleased to announce a number of $18,000 scholarships are available for commercial Beekeepers in Australia. Initially, 14 scholarships are being

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DiscoverBees

Discover Bees

It is estimated that about 1000 Australian bees do not have a name, and are therefore invisible. Wheen Bee Foundation has launched a Discover Bees Fund that will support the

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Powerful Pollinators

Powerful Pollinators

Wheen Bee Foundation officially launched the Powerful Pollinators program in November 2020 during Australian Pollinator Week. The program provides information on how to encourage insect pollinators in farm and garden

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Your Garden Our Future

Free Webinar. Pollination is vital for our food security. You and your gardening trowel can be a force to reckon with. Learn the best way to make your garden, balcony, patio,

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Australian Pollinator Week

Australian Pollinator Week November 8-15

Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators during our southern spring (November). It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise

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Beeswax Wraps Fund Raiser

Emanuel School in NSW has several projects aimed at lowering the School’s environmental footprint and educating our future leaders about how to responsibly interact with our environment. As one of

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Alan Yen Award

The Alan Yen Award for the best Oral or Poster Presentation that addresses issues in the conservation of insects and allied invertebrates was awarded to Dr Remko Leijs for his

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Bee Ecology Exhibition

From 1 September 2020, South Australian Museum An upcoming interactive display at the South Australian Museum will explore the biodiversity of the iconic Green Carpenter Bee. The interactive uses data

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