How you can help

Practical measures to help our honey bees

Helping our honey bee populations thrive is vital to the wellbeing and future of all Australians. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help.

Buy Australian honey

Supporting Australian beekeepers helps the Australian beekeeping industry remain viable and build pollination security for our bee-reliant food industries. One of the best things you can do to help our bees and beekeepers is to buy our beautiful local honey.

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Plant a bee-friendly garden

Bees need more habitat and there are a wide variety of plants for all garden sizes that attract and nourish bees, from eucalyptus trees to tasty herbs and vegetables. For some valuable information on planting a bee-friendly garden download “Bee Friendly: a planting guide for European honeybees and Australian native pollinators”.

Avoid pesticides

Support bee-friendly farming and gardening practices. Many pesticides and agricultural chemicals are harmful to bees and other pollinators. Where possible, buy or produce food grown without the use of harmful chemicals.

Support Wheen Bee Foundation

All donations help us address the national and global threats to bees by providing funding to much-needed research and education. Donations can be regular or one-off, or you can make a bequest for a lasting legacy.

Food security needs bee security! Help us help bees. Make a donation!

Make a buzz about bees

Share your passion for bees and the environment by starting a conversation with others as a Bee Advocate. By remembering our What4 talking points, you can help you get the conversation started by raising the problem with others.

Remember our What4

  1. Bees are dying ​globally ​at an alarming rate.
  2. Bees pollinate one in every three mouthfuls of food we eat.
  3. Bee pollination is responsible for 65% of our food diversity. 
  4. Our food security needs bee security.

Help spread the word

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