Great Kiwi Bee Count
In association with the NZ Gardener magazine, stuff.co.nz and scientists from Plant & Food Research, we want you to join The Great Kiwi Bee Count to provide a base line for generations of research into bees.
Throughout September, Kiwis young and old are encouraged to get into their gardens, parks or neighbourhood – preferably on a sunny day – pick a plant, and count howmany bees they see.
It’s easier than it sounds, with bee species clearly identified and a simple interactive mobile app to make you a resident expert.
You can record the results on stuff.co.nz/greatkiwibeecount.
The data gathered from across New Zealand over the month will help scientists work out the state of bee health and numbers in the country, and provide a baseline figure for a future ‘‘bee census’’.