Stingless Bee

If you are interested in the conservation of this species, here's where to start!

Pollinators put food on our table - the story of the Stingless Bee

Understand the importance of pollinating insects, why bees are vital for food production and how we can design and make bee boxes as spaces to accommodate bees.




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Stingless Bee

Tetragonula carbonaria

With around one third of human food crops dependent on pollination, the importance of bees for our survival is not to be underestimated. In recent years the world has watched as hundreds of different bee species have rapidly declined; some teetering dangerously close to extinction. Many of the questions of how and why this is happening have focused on the better-known and much-loved honey bee species, but in South East Queensland, a similar decline is taking place for our native bees. Small, shiny and black, our native bees are just as important as the exotic honey bees and yet remain relatively poorly understood. What happens to us if we lose these insects too? This is the story of the Sugarbag Bee.


Classroom Resource Pack

Welcome to our Classroom Resources Pack, an essential tool for educators and students eager to explore the threatened species that call Australia home. Australia is home to a remarkable array of flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth, but many of these species are under threat from habitat loss, climate change, and other human-related factors. This resource pack is designed to inspire a deep connection with Australia's remarkable biodiversity, instil a sense of stewardship, and empower the next generation to take action in preserving these incredible species. Let's embark on this educational journey together, as we work to safeguard Australia's unique and threatened species for the benefit of both the natural world and future generations.

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