Woah we are in October already, hence the mad spring weather. September was a busy month with the National Bee Association launching Bee Aware month. This was a great success in getting the message out that we need bees for so much more than honey and they need our help.
We were proud to support Bee Aware month and to bring back seeds to our packaging. Planting the wild flower seeded paper provides a practical way we can help bees by providing a food source.
Bee Aware month showed some amazing people doing great things to help bees. An inspiring event I went to a few months back was- Bee Jam. An event organised as part of POP.org.nz at the Artstation.
Positive people doing great things for bees and the community. Check out makethepark.info a public sculpture initiated by Artists Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Taarati Taiaroa centred around beehives in Victoria park. The community is invited to make the park by building or photographing existing pollen hotels' (food sources for bees), then plotting them on the interactive map. This was to help sustain the bees over the winter months. And as an added bonus when the honey is harvested it will be made available to the people that helped build the park! Very cool.
It must almost be ready for harvest. After hearing from the speakers on this day about how bereft supermarket honey is of any nutritional value its definitely worth getting right from the source.