FROM THE ED­I­TOR

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September is a crazy busy month.

Spring is spring­ing left, right and cen­tre, with lambs and lush green grass. Day­light Sav­ings is head­ing our way later this month, along with the school hol­i­days and the start of sum­mer sport.

We’re also head­ing hel­ter skel­ter into elec­tion time, with all the fun and crazi­ness that brings!

The other thing hap­pen­ing in September is Bee Aware month. It’s time to pause and ponder our pre­cious pol­li­na­tors, and we’re once again join­ing forces with our friends at NZ Gar­dener to make it easy and fun for you.

We’ll have heaps of ar­ti­cles on things you need to know about bees, and some great ways for you to join in, in­clud­ing the an­nual The Great Kiwi Bee Count which will have you and the kids out in the gar­den and spot­ting bum­ble and his mates in no time.

We’re also get­ting be­hind a pe­ti­tion to ban pes­ti­cides con­tain­ing neon­i­coti­noids. And if you pick up a copy of the Gar­dener, you can throw some seeds around and grow your very own patch of pol­li­na­tor par­adise.

– Shannon

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