SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW

For those lucky enough to have secured a ticket on the evening, here is your chance to preview our SILENT (sshhhh) auction items before bidding on the night! Thank you to all the companies and individuals who have generously donated prizes. We look forward to...

LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW

For those lucky enough to have secured a ticket on the evening, here is your chance to preview our live auction items before bidding on the night! Thank you to all the companies and individuals who have generously donated prizes. We look forward to announcing the...
Bring Back the Buzz Event – live stream

Bring Back the Buzz Event – live stream

Celebrate the vital role of bees and pollinators with this special Environment and Pollination Event from Rotarians for Bees on Tuesday 15 March 2022. The in person event has now sold out however, we are very pleased to welcome others to join our audience by...

Festive Planting – from the archive

It’s that time of year and after a year in and out of lockdown, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends. Our minds turn to gifting, we’ve collated some thoughtful, bee friendly and more sustainable gifting ideas with our pollinator friends and the...

Native Plants for an Aussie Christmas

7 native plants perfect for an Aussie Christmas Ditch the exotic plants this Christmas and deck the halls with these native species instead. At this time of the year, we’re flooded with images of European pine trees, holly and poinsettia – but there are plenty of...

Plant of the Month: September

Borage From September we will be highlighting a new pollinator friendly plant each month! If you want to welcome more bees to your outdoor space, Borage is the plant for you, easy to grow, self-seeding and will spread happily in your garden. The pretty blue flowers...

Honey Cake

This week, we had the pleasure to try this delicious honey cake from one of our members. Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup sugar ¾ cup oil ¾ cup honey ½ teaspoon bi-carb soda ½ teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup S.R. flour 1 cup plain flour 1 cup boiling water...

Blue Banded Bee

The blue banded bee (Amegilla) is capable of a special type of pollination behaviour called ‘buzz pollination’. In some plants, the pollen is trapped inside tiny capsules in the centre of the flower. The blue banded bee can curl her body around the flower and rapidly...