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...

Launching our new website

It’s World Bee Day today and we’re launching our new website to celebrate. It’s a volunteer built site and still a little under construction…so please check back and we will be adding more content including details of more projects that are...