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.

Bee a hero for the bees this month 1 - 30 September Bee Aware Month

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

Āhea | When: 1-30 September 2022
Ki hea | Where: Multiple locations
Te utu | Cost: Free

This year’s theme is Bee Aware: Sharing knowledge for a better future, where we can connect and learn about Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique bee context and population. Whether it be through beekeeper Q&A, exhibitions, or honey workshops, we invite you to join us and learn how we can all contribute to a bright Bee future.

Register your event:

If you would like to host an event, please fill out the online registration form by early August 2022:

Register your event

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

Contact us

Please contact if you would like more information or to get involved.