Partners

AMSA_Official_Logo copyForestville Community Shed

The Forestville Community Shed is part of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, which has a network of 930 sheds around the country. The Forestville Community Shed is open to men and women and is a place for people to work shoulder-to-shoulder, share skills and spend a lot of time talking. They take on a range of sometimes unusual projects from furniture making and repair, to major construction works and making useful small objects for disabled people and school students.

The Forestville Community Shed will play an important role in the Weleda Bee B&B Hotel project preparing the hotel kits ready to be sent to schools.

Bee Friends

Ambassadors

Orange circleCosta Georgiadis

Much-loved icon of Australian gardening, Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect and permaculturalist with an all-consuming passion for plants, especially growing food. The ABC Gardening Australia host has even worked with his neighbours to turn their local verge into a veggie garden complete with a native bee hive.

“Native bees are amazing little creatures that we really want to welcome into our gardens at home, at school, wherever they may be. They are amazing pollinators and that’s just what our plants need to grow the fruit, veggies and flowers we love. I think building a network of Bee B&B Hotels around the country is a great idea, not only to help our buzzy buddies but also to give schools the real curriculum opportunity to take maths and science lessons out into the garden and learn about the important role of pollinators” – Costa Georgiadis.

Megan Halcroft

Megan Halcroft is a horticulturalist with a passion for native bees and pollinator conservation. She studied native stingless bees as part of her PhD at the University of Western Sydney and has gone on to work with local councils and community groups to promote native bee conservation. Recently Megan has been working with farmers and orchardists through Local Land Services and Landcare groups, to increase awareness of native bees and other insect pollinators as crop pollinators. Megan believes native bees play an important role in ensuring our food security.

“The Bee B&B Hotel project is a fabulous initiative that will help support native bees, by providing nesting cavities for many species of solitary bees and other pollinators. By including nesting substrate, like the Bee B&B Hotel, in school gardens, children can enjoy watching the bees pollinate flowers and see their nesting activity. This will help children learn to understand the importance of these wonderful insects and their role in our ecosystem and food security,” – Megan Halcroft.

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Photo credit: Cynthia Scibberas

Jess Miller

Jess works at the Republic of Everyone where she designs and leads the 202020 Vision, a program dedicated to increasing and improving urban green space by 20% by 2020. Jess is a founder of Grow it Local, a project that supports urban and suburban food resilience by encouraging small-scale urban farming.

Jess is also the TEDxSydney food curator. In 2012 she introduced the idea of crowd-farming, in 2015 the introduced the idea of ‘rebel food’ to discourage supermarket diets and broaden the food spectrum to include bugs, weeds, ugly food and wasted cuts of meat and seafood, and in 2015 she built a food program on beloved family recipes.

Jess grew up on herb farm on the Mornington Peninsula and now lives in Sydney.

“There is nothing about life you can’t learn from watching a bee in a garden” – Jess Miller.

Orange circleAlexx Stuart

In 2012, Alexx founded Low Tox Life and began championing a life where we move towards and make positive choices around food, sustainability, personal care, home and our mindset. She helps people shift towards better choices in positive and empowering ways through her online education programs, blog, community, speaking and workshops.

“I am thrilled to be helping spread the word on this brilliant initiative. It scares me how little we, as a general public, understand about how critical biodiversity is and of course within that our precious bee populations. Anything I can do to spread the word and encourage grass roots action is something I absolutely want to be a part of. Here’s to happy, healthy bees and the amazing role they play in keeping our world colourful both in flowers and food,” – Alexx Stuart.

Partners

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Forestville Community Shed

The Forestville Community Shed is part of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, which has a network of 930 sheds around the country. The Forestville Community Shed is open to men and women and is a place for people to work shoulder-to-shoulder, share skills and spend a lot of time talking. They take on a range of sometimes unusual projects from furniture making and repair, to major construction works and making useful small objects for disabled people and school students.

The Forestville Community Shed will play an important role in the Weleda Bee B&B Hotel project preparing the hotel kits ready to be sent to schools.

Bee Friends

Ambassadors

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Costa Georgiadis

Much-loved icon of Australian gardening, Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect and permaculturalist with an all-consuming passion for plants, especially growing food. The ABC Gardening Australia host has even worked with his neighbours to turn their local verge into a veggie garden complete with a native bee hive.

“Native bees are amazing little creatures that we really want to welcome into our gardens at home, at school, wherever they may be. They are amazing pollinators and that’s just what our plants need to grow the fruit, veggies and flowers we love. I think building a network of Bee B&B Hotels around the country is a great idea, not only to help our buzzy buddies but also to give schools the real curriculum opportunity to take maths and science lessons out into the garden and learn about the important role of pollinators” – Costa Georgiadis.

Megan Halcroft

Megan Halcroft is a horticulturalist with a passion for native bees and pollinator conservation. She studied native stingless bees as part of her PhD at the University of Western Sydney and has gone on to work with local councils and community groups to promote native bee conservation. Recently Megan has been working with farmers and orchardists through Local Land Services and Landcare groups, to increase awareness of native bees and other insect pollinators as crop pollinators. Megan believes native bees play an important role in ensuring our food security.

“The Bee B&B Hotel project is a fabulous initiative that will help support native bees, by providing nesting cavities for many species of solitary bees and other pollinators. By including nesting substrate, like the Bee B&B Hotel, in school gardens, children can enjoy watching the bees pollinate flowers and see their nesting activity. This will help children learn to understand the importance of these wonderful insects and their role in our ecosystem and food security,” – Megan Halcroft.

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Photo credit: Cynthia Scibberas


Jess Miller

Jess works at the Republic of Everyone where she designs and leads the 202020 Vision, a program dedicated to increasing and improving urban green space by 20% by 2020. Jess is a founder of Grow it Local, a project that supports urban and suburban food resilience by encouraging small-scale urban farming.

Jess is also the TEDxSydney food curator. In 2012 she introduced the idea of crowd-farming, in 2015 the introduced the idea of ‘rebel food’ to discourage supermarket diets and broaden the food spectrum to include bugs, weeds, ugly food and wasted cuts of meat and seafood, and in 2015 she built a food program on beloved family recipes.

Jess grew up on herb farm on the Mornington Peninsula and now lives in Sydney.

“There is nothing about life you can’t learn from watching a bee in a garden” – Jess Miller.

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Alexx Stuart

In 2012, Alexx founded Low Tox Life and began championing a life where we move towards and make positive choices around food, sustainability, personal care, home and our mindset. She helps people shift towards better choices in positive and empowering ways through her online education programs, blog, community, speaking and workshops.

“I am thrilled to be helping spread the word on this brilliant initiative. It scares me how little we, as a general public, understand about how critical biodiversity is and of course within that our precious bee populations. Anything I can do to spread the word and encourage grass roots action is something I absolutely want to be a part of. Here’s to happy, healthy bees and the amazing role they play in keeping our world colourful both in flowers and food,” – Alexx Stuart.