Bee Aware Month

Bees make up a critical part of Wellington’s ecosystem. We’re doing our part in Te Whanganui-a-Tara to protect these vital pollinators.

Did you know that in New Zealand there are 28 species of native bees and 13 species of introduced bees? They play an important role in pollination, providing us beautiful plants to enjoy and delicious kai to eat.

Every September, Wellington City Council and Apiculture NZ (ApiNZ) invite the whole community to get involved and help raise awareness about the importance of bees for our economy, environment and food production systems.

Get involved in Bee Aware Month

2022 hosted a variety of events, from sunflower seed germination workshops to Busy Bee preschool storytimes.

Bee Aware Month 2023 will be from 1-30 September.

Contact us

If you are interested in getting involved, please send your interest and ideas to Or contact us on this email address if would like more information.


If you’re itching for more ways to support bees outside of Bee Aware Month, here are a few resources to get you started: