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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 awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.

This year Wheen Bee Foundation has scheduled a series of free Webinars, these include:

After the Fires : Conserving Australia’s Green Carpenter Bee on Kangaroo Island.  Wheen Bee has played an active role in conservation of the Green Carpenter Bee on Kangaroo Island, however this has become even more important at the catastrophic fires last summer.  Join Dr Richard Glaz, Dr Remko Leijs and Dr Katja Hogendoorn as they discuss the history, the current conservation activities and the next steps.

Powerful Pollinators: This is a program designed to increase the prevalence, health and diversity of pollinators in the landscape. The Program encourages the strategic planting of ‘trees for bees’ and other pollinators and provides Pollinator Planting Guides developed by experienced botanists and field ecologists for use by landholders.  Join in and hear from Dr Anna Carrucan from Wheen Bee Foundation and Dr Megan Halcroft from Bees Business as they explain how to use the Guides to encourage pollinators.

5 Bees: Building Better Beekeeping Businesses after Bushfires:  The program supports commercial beekeepers to use modern hive technologies and evaluate their merit for improving productivity. Join in to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Discovering Australia’s Native Bees: Australian native bees vary greatly in colour, size, sociality, habitat preferences, physical appearance and even behavior. Join us as we discover some of Australia’s most intriguing native bees and learn why we need to get to know them.

This years Featured events are the Wild Pollinator Count and the Waggle Dance – great activities for all ages at all locations.

To find out more and book in for the webinars visit: https://www.australianpollinatorweek.org.au/

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