Attract native bees to your yard
Native bees have evolved with an assortment of flowering plants. Australia is home to 1,600 native bee species. About 350 species have been recorded in a 100km radius of Parramatta, which includes the Sydney basin, Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Illawarra.
Bees drive biodiversity through pollination. Pollination enables seed formation and fruit development. Of the 352,000 flowering plants and crops nearly 90% rely on pollinators for reproduction. Sadly our bee populations are declining. As we clear land for urban development, remove plants and use pesticides we cause bee population losses. By understanding more about our native and exotic bees we can help conserve their populations, thus supporting ecosystem biodiversity and also food security.
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Ways you can attract bees
The Wollondilly Community Nursery has a great range of native plants available to local residents to help create habitat in your yard. The nursery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm.