Earlier this week I delivered a few hives to a workplace doing their bit for the environment. Hat's off to you all, what champions! A number of interested staff came out from behind their desks and watched a live splitting demonstration, which is always fun!
Here is what they wrote in their newsletter about the event: "On Monday we hosted Sarah Hamilton, owner of Bee Yourself, and took delivery of two colonies of native bees. The two species are colloquially known as TC’s and Hocks, or more formally Tetragonula Carbonaria and Tetragonula Hockingsi.
The native bees are completely stingless and therefore present no allergen risk, and they occur naturally here in the Kenmore environment.
In the development of our site, large amounts of vegetation have been cleared. But through the installation of these two colonies, combined with the recent landscaping of the site we are once again being good environmental stewards.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan includes an action for us to look at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture when considering building design and landscaping. These native bees give us a strong link to the local Aboriginal culture, for instance did you know that Mt Coot-tha takes its name from the local Toorbul word ‘Kuta” which means ‘place where dark honey was found’?" Churches of Christ in Queensland