Trees for Bees
Many farm forestry tree species provide nectar and pollen for bees to produce honey. This may be an additional benefit from other uses like timber production, shelter, soil conservation or riparian plantings.
- John and Oriel Furniss, Aharoa, Warkworth (Lower North Branch)
John and Oriel Furniss describe starting from scratch and their innovative approaches to tree planting and utilisation on their Lower North property. Trees provide income diversification and options for farm…
- Planting trees for bees
Linda Newstrom-Lloyd, Tree Grower, 34(1), 18-20. February 2013
- Encouraging bee population growth is vital to New Zealand’s ecosystem
Ali Frazer, September 2018 Last year, there were nearly 800,000 registered bee hives in New Zealand, a 15% increase from 2016. This is great news for us, since bees directly contribute $271 million per year…
- The Manuka & Kanuka Plantation Guide (2017)
- Planting Promising Trees to Nourish Honey Bees
Trees for Bees New Zealand has recently shared the video footage of the Second Eastwoodhill Trees for Bees 2014 Conference. A four hour online resource, it is full of information on bees and beekeeping in New Zealand, research at Eastwoodhill on high-protein pollen sources plus many presentations on how planting choices can help improve the health of bees. Click here for video footage from the Second Eastwoodhill Tree for Bees Conference 2014.
- Trees for Bees
See the Trees for Bees website for on-line resources