Bee Aware Month

Bees make up a critical part of Wellington’s ecosystem. We’re trying to do our part in Wellington to protect these important 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? We’re trying to do our part in Wellington to protect these important pollinators. 

Every September, Wellington City Council and Apiculture NZ (ApiNZ) invites 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

Meet a beekeeper at the Botanic Gardens

Learn about our amazing bees from knowledgeable and passionate beekeepers sharing their experience. Honey tasting to be confirmed.

Update: Unfortunately due to COVID-19 Alert Levels, we have made the decision to cancel this event. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for future event information.

'Bees are important to me’ competition

Why are bees important to you? Let us know why bees are important to you, by either creating a picture, writing a story, poem or anything else you'd like to do. 

All entries must be in by Thursday 30 September. Winners will be notified on Friday 15 October 2021. All entries will be displayed in Wellington Botanic Garden Tree house throughout October.

One winner will be selected from three categories:

  • 5-7 years
  • 8-10 years
  • 11-12 years.

With each entry please include your: 

  • name
  • age
  • parent signature
  • address
  • school name.

Send your entries to Marion Saunders:

Terms and conditions

This competition is open to children aged between 5 to 12 years. The judges’ decisions are final and no discussion will be entered into. By entering this competition, you agree to your creation being used by Wellington City Council. 

More information

Please contact or 04 499 4444 if you would like more information or to get involved.