Much have I marvelled at the faultless skill, With which thou trackest out thy dwelling-cave, Winging thy way with seeming careless will, From mount to plain, o’er lake and winding wave. Thomas Smibert, The Wild Earth-Bee, 1851 Image: Sarah Trangmar
Celebrity chef, Simon Bryant, is selling our honey. Thanks to Simon and Janette for all their support and encouragement!
Thank-you to Tristan Hayes (Adelaide Zoo Horticulturist) for helping us prepare the bees for winter.
Adelaide Bee Sanctuary wishes all our supporters a very Happy Easter!
I was walking past a flower stall in Rundle Mall today and I spotted some happy bees collecting bright orange pollen. A wonderful example of co-habitation between people and bees in our wonderful city. Can you spot the bee?
Adelaide Bee Sanctuary would like to welcome some new Urban Friends! We are so proud to be working in collaboration with the City of Charles Sturt Council who are supporting its community gardeners at Henley Beach by embracing urban beekeeping. The girls say ‘thank-you’ and we all look forward to many exciting projects in the future!
What a wonderful afternoon with our bees. On the left is Aphra (our volunteer) with bees saved as a swarm from Modbury. I’m on the right, with bees that were caught at Grange. They are strong, healthy and appear very happy at Alternative 3 Community Garden. A big thank-you to all the garden members for supporting Adelaide Bee …read more >
Every morning before I leave for work I walk outside to my beehives. I say ‘good morning’ to my bees and I spend a quiet moment watching them fly in and out of the hive. This mindful and gentle time ‘settles’ me into the day. With my bees I find my centre. During my busy working …read more >
It takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make about 500 grams of honey. (Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees) Image: Norbert Ullrich
This weekend some of our bees were placed into a horizontal beehive which was inspired by the book ‘Keeping Bees With a Smile’ (Fedor Lazutin 2013). It took a couple of days for the girls to settle but there is a real sense that they are happy. Adelaide Bee Sanctuary encourages natural beekeeping practices and this …read more >