Bees are one of the most important animals in our food chain. Their role in pollinating all our food crops and those our other food sources rely on is paramount to our survival.
Globally there has been, due to a number of factors, a significant decline in bee populations. In Australia we are fortunate as none of the diseases affecting European Honey bees have appeared yet and hopefully won’t.
We are also lucky because we have a number of stingless native bee species which are very easily kept in your garden and can do a lot of useful work in the garden for you. They don’t produce as much honey as their European counterparts but also require next to no maintenance.
Check out http://www.aussiebee.com.au/ for more information