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The Great Bee
Morning Tea

Support Australian bees and beekeepers with a sweet morning tea

Show your support for Australia’s bees and beekeepers and the vital role they play in food production, biodiversity and ecosystem health by taking part in the Great Bee Morning Tea.

Gather your friends, colleagues or classmates and hold a morning tea filled with treats made with pure Australian honey.

More than just producing honey, bees and beekeepers provide a vital yet often unrecognised service to Australian agriculture.

At least 53 crops grown in Australia rely on pollination by insects to some extent – crops such as almonds, macadamias, avocados, apples, pears, berries, stone fruit, plus vegetables and canola. This pollination is provided by managed honey bees, along with native bees and other pollinators, which all contribute to improving yield and quality of these crops.

The threats to bees and other pollinators are well documented, with pests and diseases, habitat loss and reduced floral resources all having a negative impact.

Meanwhile, beekeepers face increasing pressures from rising costs in managing pest and disease, severe weather events including bushfires, floods and droughts, and decreasing prices received for their honey, driven in part by competition from cheaper imported honeys.

By joining in The Great Bee Morning Tea, and buying Australian honey, you provide a revenue stream that supports Australian beekeepers to continue providing pollination services to Australian farmers.

Host a Morning Tea

Host your own Great Bee Morning Tea on World Bee Day 20 May, or any day in May.

Simply gather a group of friends, colleagues or classmates and make sure everyone brings something made with pure Australian honey. It’s that simple. 

1. Plan your event

Download social media assets, posters and recipes to help plan your event and share the word.

2. List your event

List your Great Bee Morning Tea event.

3. Donate to the Wheen Bee Foundation

Raise funds for the Wheen Bee Foundation to help us in our mission to support bees and beekeepers with programs and research projects that address the national and global threats to bees.

The Wheen Bee Foundation Research Fund is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Thank you

Thanks to the following organisations who have registered their Great Bee Morning Tea events.

Balliang ConsultingVIC20/05/2024
Bee QueensTAS25/05/2024
Cambrai Primary School & PreschoolSA17/05/2024
Clarendon AcresSA20/05/2024
Koala CherriesVIC20/05/2024
Meridian AgricultureVIC20/05/2024
The Kangaroo Island Ligurian Bee CoSA20/05/2024