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Bees, bugs and beef are buddies!

Multi-generational family farmers have recently enhanced local habitat by revegetating almost a hectare of less-productive pasture. The Peel family is one of the first successful applicants for Bee Friendly Farming® certification in Australia, and they are also recent successful recipients of funding from the affiliated Tree Grants program.

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Where do native bees live

Did you know, that only 30% of Australia’s native bees nest in pre-existing cavities, such as bee hotels. The other 70% nest in the ground.

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Bee Friendly Farming® Announces Tree Grants to Protect Pollinators

Bee Friendly Farming is a program that supports farmers, orchardists, and other commercial land-use operations to promote pollinator health on their lands. With generous support from BFF partners, One Tree Planted and Flow Hive, up to $100,000 is being offered as tree grants to support tree plantings on BFF CERTIFIED farms.

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Case Studies

Jigsaw Farms

Mark Wootton from Jigsaw Farms, north of Hamilton, Victoria, talks about how Bee Friendly Farming® is a very valuable add-on to his family farming operation.

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Case Studies

Farmer James Bowie on ‘Bees and Beef’

James Bowie has a ten-year view of a “bees and beef” vision to build the two together in a sustainable synergy. It’s all about creating a balance between a prime Angus beef operation, and a sustainable farm ‘ecosystem’ that supports honeybees and native pollinators.

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