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We Love Bees! Bee School & Darebin Bee Shed

Delivering honeybee education + giving backyard beekeepers resources and support.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Maya

Project partner: Australian Pollinator Alliance Inc.

Budget

$199,615.00

Votes

361 votes received

Bees are in trouble around the world but we desperately need them. Bees are responsible for 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat.
I’d like Pollinator Alliance to deliver bee education to kids and set up a local Bee Shed with resources and workshops.
My project will:
Teach 50 local schools (over 2,500 kids) about the importance of bees.
Create a Bee Shed at Melbourne Innovation Centre, Alphington.
Provide low cost beekeeping tools, resources and workshops at Bee Shed for backyard beekeepers.
Educate residents about locally produced food in partnership with Melbourne Farmer’s Markets.

By teaching kids about bees and supporting backyard beekeepers we will:
Raise awareness about how bees are disappearing and the important role they play in our food supply.
Support bee friendly gardens.
Achieve better pollination of fruit and vegetables.
Increase participation in our local food economy through Farmer’s Markets.
Encourage kids and families to spend more time outdoors.
Create a community space at Bee Shed where people can come together and connect.
Reduce waste by providing access to resources that beekeepers may only need to use a few times a year.
Advocate for our environment, food security and bees.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Maya

Project partner: Australian Pollinator Alliance Inc.

Budget

$199,615.00

Votes

361 votes received

Comments

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Bellgirl01

17 Sep 2018

I'm not sure if I've actually voted...? I hope I have you in as first place- sounds like a fantastic project!

Anita

17 Sep 2018

Voted - good luck - such an important project!

Luvforbees

17 Sep 2018

No bees no food....we are the teachers about these small miracle workers that provide for us to the generations........voting was an easy decision

Beeinterested

16 Sep 2018

Voted..... hoping it goes your way as this is too important not to go ahead.

Rosie

16 Sep 2018

Bee proactive............. we need bees

Mr Happy

16 Sep 2018

What an amazing idea.. So many people are scared of bees. Education could change public perception

LRO

16 Sep 2018

Great project

Fe

13 Sep 2018

A valuable project celebrating the power of sustainability education.

Ella Hughes

12 Sep 2018

Fingers crossed for this great project - can't wait to help get it started!

Mattyess

12 Sep 2018

Let's get this bee shed built!

clairemooney

11 Sep 2018

My vote is for the bees! Good luck with the project - what a fantastic initiative.

Practical_Beekeeper

11 Sep 2018

Thanks everyone for supporting the great project. Vote for the bees!

Nicole.schwarzkopf

08 Sep 2018

Fab project!

Nick W

08 Sep 2018

Great idea!

projectpro

07 Sep 2018

what a wonderful project! all for an important cause too!

mckitmick@hotmail.com

07 Sep 2018

In the wake of the recent honey controversy the importance of this project has become more apparent.

Fe

01 Sep 2018

A wonderful initiative that is an engaging way for our children to learn about environmental sustainability.

NazzA

30 Aug 2018

Bees are SO important! Would love to see this initiative get going and then spread to wider areas.

miller1990

23 Aug 2018

Such a great initiative! I love the idea of giving kids more of a chance to see these important creatures.

Rose.

19 Aug 2018

I grew up with bee hives in the back garden in suburban Melbourne. Such an important initiative!

Kirsty

16 Aug 2018

This is marvellous. I work in a school garden program and would love to introduce bees into the garden, but there a a few hurdles . This at least gives the children a close encounter and ideas about the importance of bees in our environment.
Kirsty