Bees Bees Bees

February 17, 2017
Australia’s native stingless bee in the paradise of the urban garden. Bees are tiny, yet they play an enormous ecological role in the environment. They are, of course, pollinators of flowering plants, unwittingly transporting pollen […]

Buzzing for honey

August 18, 2014
Bee keeping seems to be trending in the Inner West, as people unite to save these industrious creatures from increasing world temperatures, droughts, pesticides and floods that are threatening their numbers worldwide. In homage to […]

Native backyard bee keeping

August 18, 2014
Backyard bee keeping is becoming an accessible and attractive pastime for many Inner Westies. It’s an interest that has evolved with the increased awareness about a social native species known as the ‘Sugarbag’ bee, or […]

Backyard Bandits

March 3, 2014
“Come quickly!” My wife called out from our tiny front garden in Petersham. Expecting the worst I bolted down the hall. “Blue bandits! Look!” she says. But what she really meant to say was “Blue […]