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Australian Pollinator Week
Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators during our southern spring (November). It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs. Australian Pollinator Week has been recognised by the Australian Government Department of the Environment.
Through group activities, community members can learn and laugh together as they help to support our pollinators.
By engaging communities in schools, gardening clubs, community gardens, local council areas, Landcare groups and neighbourhoods we can increase awareness and act on our increased knowledge. Bees Business and Western Sydney University would like to invite you to participate in the Australian Pollinator Week (opens in a new window) celebrations in November 2017.
All educational resources are downloadable from the Bee Aware of Your Native Bees website (opens in a new window) or join the Bee Aware of your Native Bees Facebook (opens in a new window) for more information.
Bee Aware of your Native Bees - A Community Based Project
Did you know we have about 200 species of native bee in the Greater Western Sydney and Lithgow areas? Bees and other insects are very important for our food production and biodiversity.
Bee Aware was a experiential learning focused, environmental education program based across selected sites in Greater Western Sydney and Lithgow across 2015. The program aimed to promote the conservation of native bees by building awareness of their existence and importance as pollinators, assessing current distribution, diversity and habitat preference and increasing existing populations by the installation of artificial 'bee hotels'. A number of community based workshops were held in 2015 to learn what they look like, where they live, how to encourage them into the garden and to learn more about citizen science.
This project was funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage Environmental Trust Grant and is made possible thanks to Bees Business and has now concluded.