Bee a Pollinator! Native bees with Katrina (Online)

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Bee a pollinator! Join bee guru Katrina to learn about our fascinating native bees and how to promote biodiversity in your own backyard. Discover how to spot a native bee, understand their important role in pollinating your garden veggies and learn how to create the ultimate native bee paradise in your garden for these intriguing little pollinators.

What will we cover?

In this class we will cover:

  • An introduction to native bees
  • Your backyard and its role in supporting local biodiversity
  • What all bees do and why we should care
  • Evolution of bees and native plants
  • How to identify a bee (vs a fly)
  • Life cycle of a native bee
  • Buzz pollination
  • Foraging trips with bee goggles on
  • Top bee-friendly plants
  • Safe bee-friendly gardening tips
  • How to be a citizen scientist and provide habitat and reliable food source in your garden for our native pollinators
  • Further resources and handout

What will you need?

  • A notepad and pen or your preferred note taking device.

Who will be teaching?

Katrina is a passionate home gardener and founder of Buzz and Dig.

She has created a native bee friendly garden full of fruit trees, vegetables, perennial and native flowers.  Her garden has been featured in Open Gardens Victoria, Grassroots Magazine, Sharewaste and filmed with Costa Georgiadis for a biosecurity segment.

Katrina’s passion for native bees is featured in The Contented Bee Book (ABC Books). To keep up with the latest follow on the socials Instagram or Facebook.

Questions about the class? Please email

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This class is delivered online via ZOOM:

    • ZOOM is free to install on your Windows or Mac computer and also available as an app for your mobile/tablet device.
    • You will need either the meeting link or both the meeting ID plus password.  You don’t need to create an account to attend a meeting!
    • If you are new to ZOOM please ensure you have downloaded and installed it in advance of the class.
    • Here is a link to the ZOOM support site for a 1 minute tutorial on how to join a meeting.
    • You can optionally join from a device with a camera and microphone.

    The featured image is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from 

    Louise Docker under aCreative Commons license.