Australian Pollinator Week

Event Ideas

You may already have ideas for a pollinator event to run in your community or organisation. If not, here are a few of ours to share.

Coordinate a screening of 'The Pollinators'

Arrange a cinema screening of ‘The Pollinators’ near you. 

If there is not already a screening scheduled nearby, you can nominate one risk free and at no cost. The screening will only proceed where the minimum number of tickets are sold.

https://au.demand.film/how-demand-works/

Once your booking is confirmed, register your event on this website for free.

Join the Australian Pollinator Count

The Australian Pollinator Count is a long-term project to monitor the status and trends of pollinator populations.

You can participate anywhere in Australia by watching a flowering plant for ten minutes and reporting the insects you observe.

You could run a public Australian Pollinator Count event and list it on the Australian Pollinator Week website so your local community can join in.

Consider collaborating with your local Landcare groups, schools, Bee Club or Botanical garden society to build an annual event during Australian Pollinator week.

https://www.australianpollinatorweek.org.au/count/

Create a pollinator habitat garden.

Arrange a community planting of a pollinator habitat garden.

Then register your event on this website.

Image supplied by Bees Business
Photo by Mark Berkery

Build a pollinator nest.

Arrange a class where people can build their own pollinator nest to take home and enjoy in their own garden.

Then register your event on this website.

Prepare a Bee-Inspired Menu.

Restaurants and cafe’s can share in Australian Pollinator Week celebrations with a specials menu that features pollinator-dependant ingredients.

Include foods that rely on pollinators and promote their importance for food security and diversity.

Collect donations and/or direct a share of meal takings during Australian Pollinator Week towards the ‘Rita Fund‘ to support native bee research and conservation in Australia.  

Credit: Christopher Hayes, Eat and Drink
Image by Donna Sanders

Farmers' Market Ideas

  • Having a kids video corner featuring a children’s bee film
  • Featuring an observation hive so people can safely view bees close up and personal
  • Invite a beekeeping club to support your farmers’ market display
  • Talks by beekeepers or Native pollinator enthusiast
  • Honey themed breakfast menus – honey muffins, crumpets and honey, honey bread, croissants and honey
  • Judging a honey bake-off
  • Honey tastings
  • ‘Bee-inspired’ menus: Not just honey, what about featuring other foods that need pollinators like almonds, apples and berries. Check the list here
  • Featuring seeds or flowers that are clearly identified as being ‘bee-friendly’ (i.e. they produce plenty of nectar and pollen) 
  • Native bee hotel workshops