In recognition of the Australian Pollinator Week mascot and the important role Australian native bees play in pollination, The Rita Fund has been established to support Australian native bee research.
Managed as part of The Wheen Bee Foundation Research Fund, a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. All contributions made to the The Rita Fund are specifically directed to supporting Australian native bees.
One of the projects The Rita Fund is supporting:
In 2007, bushfires devastated one of the last remaining refuges for the Green Carpenter Bee in Southern Australia. In a world-first, researchers have identified alternate nest material that can bridge the gap until natural materials regrow. But they need funding to produce enough material to bring this iconic bee back.
Subsequent to the recent bushfires on both Kangaroo Island and in the Blue Mountains the Green Carpenter Bee priorities have changed. Additional funds are urgently required to ensure this bee does not become extinct.
Download the PDF to learn more about the Green Carpenter Bee Conservation Project.
We know how to save this bee – but we need your support to do it!
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