The Wheen Bee Foundation are hosting a FREE Webinar!
Pollinator friendly gardens, including home, public, school and community gardens play an important role in creating essential pollinator habitat. Learn how you can be part of securing Australia’s beautiful and unique biodiversity. Learn about some of the current research being undertaken studying bees and other insects in gardens, how gardening is important both for the health of biodiversity and our own health, and how to get your garden on board as a Bee Friendly Farming ® GARDEN
Bring your questions!
Dr Julian Brown - Research Fellow in Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne. Julian is interested in plants, pollinators, and their interactions in urban, agricultural, and fire-prone landscapes. He is presently studying native wildflower restorations in the City of Melbourne as habitat for bees, butterflies, and birds and will present some interesting preliminary findings.
Robbie Ashhurst – Agriculture teacher at James Ruse Agricultural High School with a passion for the tiny Tetragonula carbonaria native bees. She has cared for native bees for 17 years and restarted her interest in European honeybees five years ago. Robbie feels she is lucky to have the school farm where students have the opportunity to see first-hand the results of their cropping and tree planting to attract and increase the biodiversity of the environment. She is keen to stimulate the students' interest in understanding the role that our pollinators have in supporting food production and to increase the insect biodiversity at the school to encourage more bird and reptile species and further reduce chemicals on the farm.
Yolanda Hanusch - Entomologist and ecologist interested in insect-plant interactions and their conservation. Yolanda is a PhD candidate with the Invertebrate Behaviour and Ecology lab at the University of Sydney. Yolanda is the Australian Bee Friendly Farming Program Development Officer and will present information about the ways BFF is supporting pollinators nationally through habitat and flora restoration....and how you can help!
Fiona Chambers - CEO Wheen Bee Foundation will MC the Event ...probably whilst wearing gumboots and covered in dirt from the waist down from earlier gardening exploits!