World Bee Day was created to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival.
World Bee Day is celebrated on 20 May: Helping Protect our Bees
Australia has more than 1600 native bee species. There could be as many as 2000 to 3000 still to be identified. Australian native bees are wonderful pollinators, especially for our native plants.
Most Australian bees are solitary bees which raise their young in burrows in the ground or in tiny hollows in timber. Australia also has 11 species of social native bees which do not sting.
What can you to to help native Bees?
There are a lot of ways that you can create a safe habitat for your local bee. Make sure you are Bee aware and don’t use pesticides in your garden and use the information below to create bee homes.
Find out more about the importance of Native Bees