HOW YOU CAN HELP
• Plant bee friendly plants in your garden. There’s a great list at www.greens.org.nz, but if in doubt a variety of blooming border plants and trees will help, or visit saveourbees.org.nz • Avoid the use of pesticides wherever possible • Buy locally produced honey and bee products • Consider adding a shallow water feature to your garden
where bees can drink. KEEP YOUR OWN! A second-hand hive costs about $150, and a beekeeping suit another $100. It’s good to get experienced help, and all new hive locations must be registered with the Management Agency, through their contractor, AsureQuality Ltd. Go to www.aucklandbeekeepersclub.org.nz or www.nba.org.nz to nd out more.