September is Bee Awareness month. The bee population in New Zealand contributes about $5 billion to our economy annually and supports about one third of everything we eat.

The focus of this years Bee Awareness month in 2019 is Love our Bees.

Apiculture New Zealand has been running events and competitions for bee aware month for years, find out more here.

There are events being run around the country, examples below:

Wellington events:

Apiculture event calendar:

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Scroll through the bees topic for articles, activities and multimedia.

Honey bee heroes is a comprehensive article about honey bee adaptations and behaviours and some of the threats they face.

Learn more about honey bees with the Connected journal articles in The Buzz of Bees.

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Find out more about the New Zealand honey and beekeeping industry:

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