Element - - Bee Awareness Month -

Last week Bees Alive, the new bee ad­vo­cacy group based in Auck­land re­leased Auck­land Buzzing, an e-re­source which cel­e­brates bee cul­ture in Auck­land. The first edi­tion puts the var­roa mite un­der the mi­cro­scope, in­ter­views the May­oral bee­keeper and looks at why bees love com­pan­ion plant­ing. The book­let is part of Bees Alive’s man­date to ed­u­cate and raise aware­ness. Last week­end, the group teamed with Ngati Whatua o Orakei, hold­ing a com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion event (in­clud­ing honey tast­ing) rais­ing aware­ness about the im­por­tance of bees. Bee Alive is also look­ing to cre­ate in­ter­est among large landown­ers to pro­tect our pre­cious bees as well as con­nect­ing api­cul­tur­al­ists (bee keep­ers) with in­ter­ested Auck­lan­ders that want back­yard hives.

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