Australian Native Bee Service
Indigibee Rescue acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.
Native Bee Rescue is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique
cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
HELP US SAVE MORE BEES!
Indigibee is Australia's premier Indigenous Australian owned and operated native bee rescue service, we are a dedicated team working towards the ecological conservation and proliferation of Australian Native Bees within our communities.
Australia has over 1,300 different species of Native bee. Native stingless bees and their honey are sometimes referred to as sugarbag bees and sugarbag honey. This is the closest English translation for the words in language used by Indigenous Australians to describe the bees, food and medicine that are of significant cultural importance. Native bee sugarbag honey and the contents of the hives are in high demand and are traded widely throughout Indigenous Australia.
Pollination from bees is critical to the production of food in agricultural systems and is immensely important for the health and regeneration of native bush.
European honey bees and Native bees are threatened by the loss of habitat, the use of pesticides, climate change, pests and diseases.
Currently, in Australia European honey bees are Australia’s most significant managed pollinators.
Native bees are great pollinators and could assist the increasingly threatened Honey bee in the agricultural sector.
Native bees do not suffer from many of the pests and disease that afflict European honey bees, thus
the conservation of Native bees helps to secure Australia’s future food security.
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