You can help save our pol­li­na­tors

The Tribune (NZ) - - PLAN BEE - WEL­COME TO PLAN BEE

Join with us as we ex­plore the many in­trigues and pe­cu­liar­i­ties of bees and bee­keep­ing over the next four weeks.

We’ve teamed up with NZ Gar­dener and are call­ing on all our read­ers to take part in Plan Bee. You can start by grab­bing a copy of the Gar­dener and plant­ing the free seeds you’ll get with each copy. Once you’ve sown your beefriendly patch, get on­line and reg­is­ter on the in­ter­ac­tive map.

We’d like to see ours be­come the most bee friendly re­gion in the coun­try.

If you haven’t got some dirt to spare, you can get in­volved in the great bee hunt. Grab your smart phone and a sunny day and go count bees. You’ll be an ex­pert in no time.

And if you know of a feral hive, Plant & Food Re­search want to know about it.

Over the next few weeks we’ll bring you plenty of in­for­ma­tion about lo­cal bee­keep­ers, how you can help save the bees, busi­nesses you can sup­port and places you can go for more in­for­ma­tion.

We’ll even tell you how you can build your own bee­hive or in­stall a com­mu­nity hive in a greenspace near you. Don’t let the is­sue bre too big. Ev­ery­one can play a small part in bring­ing back the bees. So what are you wait­ing for? ‘Bee’ in­volved, grab your NZ Gar­dener, and ‘bee’ use­ful!

Wel­come to Plan Bee.

Through­out Septem­ber we’ll give you the the in­for­ma­tion you need to bee friendly.

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