Category Archives: Bees

Solitary bees at Kew Gardens UK

By: Michael Fox Passionate about native bees with a love of sharing his knowledge Dr Hauke Koch PHD was a generous host for my personal tour of Kew Gardens solitary Bee Homes. Hauke explained that his research focuses on bee microbiome: … Continue reading

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Nature Rangers make Backyard Bee Homes

By: Michael Fox I’m not sure who was having more fun  during the Backyard Bee Home Workshop at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre yesterday. The Downfall Team host a number of school holiday Nature Ranger activities. Jake Slinger and I represented Pollinator … Continue reading

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Birds and Bees love Golden Penda

By: Michael Fox Golden Penda Xanthostemon chrysanthus grows naturally in coastal rainforest in north Queensland from Townsville to Cape York. However, it is also happy growing in Brisbane although the spectacular flowering we have had this year is usual. The birds and … Continue reading

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Meeting Costa at Millen Farm

By: Michael Fox I visited Millen Farm at Samford yesterday for their International Compost Awareness Week event. It was a real pleasure to listen as Costa, from Gardening Australia, shared his passion for everything from plants to people. Costa talk … Continue reading

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Pollinator Link Display – Paten Park Native Nursery

By: Michael Fox I know Backyard Bee Homes are valuable Shelter for our native bees, however, I was still amazed to a prospective tenant checking out the accommodation before I even finished up setting up the Pollinator Link Display. Pollinator … Continue reading

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Target 30,000 Brisbane Gardens

By: Michael Fox Do you want to see more butterflies, birds and bees in parks and gardens around Brisbane? Join others who are already bringing a bit of bush into their urban gardens; providing water, food and shelter for our … Continue reading

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Welcome Mitchelton Organic Gardners

By: Michael Fox Saturday morning and I’m listening to Annette McFarlane’s Gardening Tips on 612 ABC Saturday Breakfast, while I make breakfast. At the end of the segment Annette tells Katrina she is heading for Mitchelton Library to meet with the … Continue reading

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Love butterflies? Host caterpillars!

By: Michael Fox How often have you heard someone say, “We don’t see butterflies in the garden these days.”? Female Orchard Swallowtail Papilio aegeus are laying eggs at the moment so you might find some interesting caterpillars feeding on leaves … Continue reading

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Native bees love Red-flowering Gum

. Re-posted from Fox Gully Bushcare  By: Michael Fox A hive of Stingless Native Bees Tetragonula sp. are a fascinating and helpful addition to your Pollinator Link garden, particularly if you aregrowing Macadamia, Avacado, Strawberries, Rockmelon, Watermelon, Mango, Blueberries or Citrus (Kin … Continue reading

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Creating Native Bee Homes

by Sandra Tuszynska I have recently had the pleasure of being a part of a workshop that involved creating homes for solitary native bees, at the Woodford Planting Festival. It was really inspiring to see people come together to create homes … Continue reading

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