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The Beecoming Regenerative Manual
This tool is currently being built. We can't wait to release it in full for you to use!
Come back and see how it develops. If you have an idea or feedback we would love to co-create this with you.
Would you like to make a tool for the City Bee Collaboration? We would love to host it here. Get in touch and we can help you make it happen.
Biological Pollinator Sanctuary Brochure
This brochure gives you a quick background on the relationship between microbes, plants and pollinators. It then gives you a number of tips to make your space safe for pollinators and has a list of things to plant, courtesy of Trees for Bees NZ. Plan what you will plant each month to ensure there's plenty of flowers to forage from.
Monitoring Native Bees
Become a citizen scientist and help us know more about our native bee population with Dr Ngaire Hart’s Monitoring Native Bee toolkit below.
Rosemary Cutting Sheet
Learn to grow plants for free, the biological way! Anna Dadson takes you step by step in making a perfect rosemary cutting.
Clay Seed Ball Sheet
This sheet gives you ingredients and instructions to create seed balls - also known as seed bombs. This is a fun way to plant and ensures your seeds have everything they need to start strong. A great activity for kids and can be great to sell for fundraisers. Or share them freely!
Growing Kūmara Sheet
Transform your backyard into a beautiful Kūmara growing haven with this illustrated sheet by Anna Dadson.
Bee Awareness Bee Basics
What are pollinators, and how can they help us learn about ecosystem health? Cover the basics with this tool from Ella Rose.
Pasture Painting sheet
This sheet gives you step by step instruction to create your own Pasture Painting, which is an easy way to activate grass area into a mini contained meadow for pollinators to feed from year round. You may have seen our pasture paintings in Victoria and Myers Park.
Tree Paste Sheet
Here's a three page PDF that introduces you to For the Love of Bees vision holder's garden. You will find recipes for making your own tree paste, which is a bit like compost for tree trunks!
How Do Bees Pollinate?
Learn about how bees pollinate flowers, and practice to see how hard it would be without them, thanks to beekeeper Ella Rose.
The concepts of The Park & Pasture Paintings by Taarati Taiaroa & Sarah Smuts Kennedy are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at makethepark.info.
Pollinator Sanctuary Sign for your group
We have a number of communities who have come to us expressing their desire to turn their space into a Biological Pollinator Sanctuary. You can get an idea of what is entailed in becoming such a sanctuary in the brochure above. We have a tool in development that will go more into depth about the many regenerative actions you can take - keep an eye out for that. If you are keen to join The Great Pollinator Patchwork as a group, we welcome you to contact us and we will help you and present you with this sign you can proudly display.
Beeing Neighbourly Gardening Club
For those of you keen to start a Beeing Neighbourly Gardening Club, here is the template flyer you can download. It is editable in Illustrator, or you can print it to fill out and scan back in: