Category Archives: Bees

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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Grannies Ginger Nut Biscuits, Citizen Science and bees – 2015 National Tree Day Mt Gravatt SHS

By: Laurie Deacon 6am: I am up baking Grannies Ginger Nut Biscuits. It’s exciting. It’s going to be a big day. 9am: I join Mt Gravatt State High School teacher Andrew Walsh, long time champion of environmental sustainability, and my … Continue reading

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Abbeville Community Garden part of Pollinator Link

By: Michael Fox Visiting Abbeville Community Garden and meeting that community was a real pleasure, not to mention the amazing chilli chutney and cheese on offer. Barbara tells me the event was organised to celebrate receiving grant from Brisbane City … Continue reading

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The Treasure in the Jungle of Weeds

By Sandra Tuszynska The “peanut country”, in south-west QLD has been tremendously dry in the past few years, despite the devastating floods, we’ve had in 2013. However, this summer is very different, in that it has been raining on and … Continue reading

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THE INGENUITY OF THE BEE DANCE

By Sandra Tuszynska Bees have different roles in the hive and one of those roles is that of a scout. Scouts search for new sources of food. Once a scout bee locates a source of food that is economically and … Continue reading

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