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Healthy and happy bees make for a healthy garden
The Bee Better Festival on Sunday 29th of September is all about bringing communities together for a fun-filled day of supporting the bees!
Why is it important to support bees?
Bees are the world's most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one-third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, but also by other insects, birds and bats. Even if a crop is not directly pollinated by a honey bee, the crop still benefits indirectly from being in an environment in which honey bees are working, due to the increased biodiversity in the area which stimulates the crop.
1. Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey. 2. A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work. 3. Honey has always been highly regarded as a medicine. It is thought to help with everything from sore throats and digestive disorders to skin problems. It includes enzymes, vitamins, minerals. It's the only food that contains "pinocembrin", an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
Impressed? I am.
The Bee Better Festival , presented by Helping Hives Australia, is all about growing and distributing over 1 million bee-friendly plants across the Brisbane Region over the next ten years. These include colourful flowering plants, fruit trees and vegetables, and there will be thousands of healthy seedlings for sale on this fun day.
There will also be over 40 market stalls showcasing beautiful handmade crafts from local businesses. Local musicians will be performing throughout the day, with a variety of food available for purchase.
Keeping in line with the bee theme there will be bee demonstrations as well as eco-friendly displays pertaining to the garden such as worm farming.
There is also heaps of fun opportunities for the kiddies with a petting zoo, regular scavenger hunts, and games on the lawn for the whole family. The Bellbowrie Early Education Centre will have their own tent full of children's craft activities, face painting, and kids yoga. Yes, yoga for little people.
This event at Birkin Road, Bellbowrie, is dog-friendly. All friendly dogs, big and small, are welcome. There will be water stations, plenty of space for them to hang out with you and even a stall or two with doggy treats. What a perfect day out for the whole family!