“For the last year we’ve been lucky enough to share our clinics therapeutic play space with some of Sarah’s native bees. The children and families visiting our clinic often stumble upon the hive while exploring the garden and are always intrigued by these curious little creatures. During follow up visits the children have been keen to check in with the bees and for our more active children it has been interesting to watch them stop a while and focus on the bees coming and going. There’s enough activity to keep the little ones interested but also something quite calming and settling about being outdoors and watching the bees doing their thing. The children have been fascinated to see the forager bees coming back with different coloured ‘pollen socks’ or waiting for the ‘housekeeper bees’ to pop out with their heavy bundles of rubbish. Seeing the children focus their attention and share delight in the bees with their carers has been quite special. I don’t think we anticipated just how much of a feature the bees would be at the clinic, we are so grateful to Sarah for sharing her passion for native bees with us and for the joy they bring to the families (and clinicians) at our clinic”. Lisa Morrissey,
Children and mental health services, Nundah.