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ABOUT WELEDA

Committed to beauty, wellness and nature

Weleda is the world’s leading manufacturer of certified natural and organic skin care and medicines.

Humanitarian and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner founded Weleda in 1921, based on the principles of biodynamic farming – an ecological, ethical and spiritual approach that goes beyond organic farming to heal the soil and create self-sustaining farms.

The company remains just as committed to these principles today and continues to create natural and organic products in a way that is ethically, socially and environmentally responsible.

Weleda Australia is passionate about the Bee B&B Hotel program as it goes to the heart of the company’s reason for being and its active commitment to conservation and protecting ecology. For more information on Weleda visit www.weleda.com.au

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Conserving our native bee populations

Weleda Australia is thrilled to bring the Weleda Bee B&B Hotel project to school communities around Australia.

The project aims to teach primary school children about biodiversity and the importance of pollinators, especially native solitary bees, by building their very own Bee B&B Hotel.

The easy to build Bee B&B Hotel kits are designed for school vegetable patches and create a place for native solitary bees to live and build their families, while they go about their important job of pollinating vegetables, fruits and flowers. By playing an active role in conserving our native solitary bee populations, school children will also be supporting and learning about ecosystem biodiversity and food security.

To find our how your school can become involved click here.

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Meet Mary Bee

A busy buzzy pollinator

Hi I’m Mary and I am an Australian Masked Bee.

I am just one of the 1,600 varieties of native bees you can find in your garden and in our beautiful Australian bush. Like all animals and plants, I have an important job to do to keep the world we live in happy and healthy. You see I am a pollinator.

When I move from flower-to-flower, collecting nectar and pollen to feed my babies, some of the pollen grains sticks to the fine hairs on my body.  These grains are then transferred from one flower to another as I collect food. This is called ‘pollination’ and it is how bees and other insects help plants to produce fruit and seeds. This feeds birds and animals, including us, and it helps the plants reproduce.

By providing some shelter and lots of flowers in your garden you can make sure there are plenty of native bees, like me, around to keep Australia buzzing.

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