Supporting our native polinators not only benefits our natural environment but also has major benefits to our agricultural industries. Planting native flowers not only help our native bees but increases rates of incidental pollination. Recently, Horticulture Innovation Australia and international and local researchers have combined in a project to “enhance and support existing pollinators, and identify… Read More Supporting Our Native Pollinators
Native bees are an important part to maintain biodiversity. As you know due to the use of pesticides and human activity such as even mowing the grass as led to a loss of habitat and food source for our native bees. From reading our past post you may know various ways to help out our… Read More How Much Do You Know About Native Bees???
If you read our last post on Sydney’s naive solitary bees you will know that most of Australia’s native bees are solitary. Meaning they have nests rather than hives and live in small groups that nest close to each other rather than live in one large group. Other types of native bees found in Sydney include: Leafcutter… Read More Sydney’s Solitary Native Bees Part 2
There has been a lot controversy on social media lately on whether bees are endanger of becoming extinct? However, it is true that there are many species of native bees to the US have become endangered such as the Yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii. This is due to factors such as habitat extinction, pesticides and… Read More Are Bees Dying Out?
Making a bee hotel for your garden is a perfect way to attract native solitary bees into your garden without the hassle of adopting your own hive. By making a bee hotel you can get all the benefits of our native pollinators with any extreme price tags. Unlike social native bees, solitary bees do not… Read More Make Your Own Bee Hotel
Did you know that some Sydney Residents are able to adopt stingless native bees as pets from their local councils? However, if you not an eligible resident to adopt native stingless bees there are many facilitates to purchase native stingless bees as your next pet! Here are Bee Kinder’s top 3 reasons to consider native… Read More Bees as Pets?
Apart from stingless bees there are also many variety of solitary native bees that live in Sydney. Although they are called solitary bees many will nest together. Solitary bees are harmless and calm, rarely stinging unless stepped on. The main variety of solitary native bees include; Teddy Bear Bees These cute creatures are enjoying a… Read More Sydney’s Solitary Native Bees
Did you try our last sugarbag recipe? Today we have another delicious sugarbag treat, let us know what you think in the comments below! Ingredients Pastry 125 g butter ¼ teaspoon baking powder 220 g plain flour (1½ cups) 4 tablespoons of water Filling ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup sugarbag (keep a little to… Read More Sugarbag Honey and Macadamia Pie Recipe
Try this delicious recipe using honey from native bees! For more info on sugarbag click here Ingredients Serves: 4 250g polenta 800ml of water 150ml Lemon Aspen Syrup 2 fresh figs 20g Wild Rosella Confit 50g castor sugar 30ml sugarbag 100ml fresh cream 40g Riberry Confit Directions Preparation:15min + Cook:20min In a pot, combine the… Read More Polenta and Lemon Aspen Cake with Sugarbag and Wild Rosella Cream Recipe
Do Native Bees Produce Honey? Yes! They do. Solitary native bees only produce little honey to feed their young, but native social bees make small amounts of a delicious honey. Honey from native bees is called sugarbag and has a lemon and/or eucalyptus flavour. This is from the small resin pots near the extremities of the nest, stingless… Read More Uh Huh Honey