We love our bees
Bees are incredibly important for the environment generally, but particularly so for farming and agriculture.
Our farm is home to two wooden hives for honeybees, as well as numerous natural hives in trees and bricks where Australian native bees have moved in.
These hard working insects pollinate many of our plants by flying from flower to flower and transferring pollen that sticks to their bodies.
Sadly, in many parts of the world, bees are disappearing in large numbers.
Scientists aren't exactly sure what is causing the loss, but many agree it is most likely a combination of things including pesticides, habitat destruction, pollution, nutrition deficiency, changing climate and drought.
The good news is there are things we can do to help save them!
Greenpeace recommends some simple steps individuals can take to help save the bees:
- Stop using pesticides
- Plant a bee friendly garden
- Create a native garden including a native bee house
- Support local beekeepers by buying local honey and bee products