THERE’S A BUZZ ABOUT BEE THERAPY
A BRISBANE-based beekeeper is promoting gardening therapy through native bees.
Founder of Bee Yourself Sarah Hamilton said native bees are not only safe, but also helpful as therapy for people experiencing mental, emotional or physical difficulties.
Ms Hamilton said the therapy helped people get into a routine with the bees’ care and maintenance, which could improve their mental state.
“People with trauma or disabilities are able to connect on a different level with these creatures and use it … to ground themselves,” she said.
The bees also helped children, such as Charlize, 8, and Evie Burton, 5, learn how to interact with animals.
Health services in Brisbane, including aged-care clinics and child detention centres, are using the treatment.