POLLINATION... Oscar McNeair checks a banksia plant for native bees. POLLINATION... Oscar McNeair checks a banksia plant for native bees.

Bee kind to our natives

MOST crops produced in Australia rely on pollination from bees.

However, our bee population is under threat, mainly because they cannot find enough food in our increasingly-cleared landscapes.

There are more than 1600 species of native bees in Australia, coming in a range of colours and shapes including one with blue polka dots and 11 which do not sting.

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