Bees around the world are in trouble. Biosecurity, pesticide use, diseases and bugs are just some of the problems bees face. A world without bees would be a very bleak place indeed. Much of our food depends on pollination by bees, as do our gardens and a lot of other products we rely on.
While our Kiwi bees are not declining in numbers as much as bees in some other countries, events like Bee Aware Month are crucial to raising public awareness to prevent similar losses occurring.
One of the best ways to help bees is by
planting bee-friendly plants. Some of the best plants to attract bees into your garden are lavender, rosemary, thyme and borage.
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Pesticides can have a devastating effect on our bees. To help keep bees safe from pesticide use:
Our bees make delicious, high quality honey. By eating New Zealand honey you are supporting our beekeepers who work hard to care for our bees and their environment.
We have a responsibility to look after it all and, if we do, our communities will thrive;
we will be able to hand a better world on to the next generation.
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