Australian Pollinator Week with Wheen Bee Foundation

An Australian registered not-for-profit charity, Wheen Bee Foundation promotes awareness of the importance of bees for food security, and funds research that addresses the national and global threat to bees.

To contribute to the survival of the global bee population, Foil Me are donating $1.00 from the sale of every box in The Bee collection to assist Wheen Bee Foundation.

Wheen Bee Foundation are supporting the Australian Pollinator Week, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the role of pollinators and encouraging people to contribute to habitats that foster pollinator populations, whether it’s on a farm, in a community garden, in the backyard or on a balcony garden.

Now in its seventh year, Australian Pollinator Week starts on Saturday 13 November and runs until Sunday 21 November, with two weekends plus a week, providing plenty of time for everyone to take part in pollinator-related activities.

There are events being held in every state and online. People everywhere can engage in a way that suits them and their communities, whether it’s a webinar with a leading entomologist or a guided walk through a local botanic garden.

“For so many people, they’ve been at home with nothing else to do but be out in their backyards gardening,” Dr Halcroft says. “They’ve been adding more plants to their gardens and, often without knowing it, they’ve been creating important habitat for our pollinators.”

“We want to get people to open their eyes and see the beauty of these insects and the service they provide to our food security, and the whole natural landscape,” Dr Halcroft says. “They drive biodiversity, which drives ecosystem balance, which, put simply, allows us to live.”

 

Highlight events include:

Powerful Pollinators: a discussion on the role of pollinators and the many ways you can encourage pollinators, whether it’s on a farm or in a garden. Integrated

Pest Management for Farm and Garden: A discussion on managing pests holistically on farms and in gardens, with entomologist Dr Paul Horne.

Wild Pollinator Count: Learn how to identify insects and hold your own pollinator count to contribute to the data on Australia’s native pollinator populations.

Bee Friendly Gardening Across Australia: a discussion on pollinator friendly gardens, and how you can create essential pollinator habitat.

 

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