It’s time to Save the Bees
Grow food for our Bees with this Home Grown Pollination Kit!
Each kit includes:
2 varieties of seeds – borage and alyssum
Coffee Compost Mix
Ready to grow recycled coffee cups
10% of profits go to the Beemunity Research to find a solution to Colony Collapse Disorder which is impacting bees globally.
This kit has been put together at the Byron Bay Herb Nursery. Both the Byron Bay Herb Nursery and Life Cykel are based in Byron Bay and have teamed up to promote, educate and improve the health of bees.
A story by Cultural Ambassador/Indigenous Creative Chief John Smith Gumbula:
“GUKU Honey Dreaming”
For thousands of years Aboriginal people have regarded native bees as a very important dreaming food from Mother earth. The Aboriginal people have used native bees honey for food and tools for thousands of years. The old elders you to talk about honey being presented to Aboriginal tribal elders by the hunters as a sign of cultural respect.
Evidence has shown that Aboriginals used the wax and resin produced by native bees for fastening implements of stone to wood. They heated the resin/wax in the fire to bind the two objects together for use as hunting and gathering tools.
The honey of the native bees was also used for ceremonial use. When men were being prepared for weddings they were coated in honey and feathers and other objects were stuck to them for decoration. Baskets for carrying water were made by joining leaves and sealing them with bees wax. Aboriginal people would smear native bees honey on open wounds to prevent swelling and bacterial infections.