Founder of Beekeeping Naturally, Adrian is committed to promoting and practicing natural, sustainable, biodynamic beekeeping in Australia. His passion is beekeeping naturally and he runs hands-on workshops to educate on bees and teach you how to build natural hives for bees in the wild.
In 2021 Adrian and his family have been travelling around Australia to bring knowledge and experience on how we can all help bees.
Adrian is committed to Bees and as he says “ it’s not just about the honey”.
Without bees, we are in trouble!
Amelie is an ecologist, educator and artist in her final PhD year at the University of Sydney. Amelie researches the role of community gardens and urban green spaces for promoting pollinating insect biodiversity. She also designs educational programs that connect youth with local ecology, inviting them to be co-creators of ecological research and science communications.
Inspired by her studies, Amelie writes original Ecology PoP music as “Amelie Ecology” and has performed at festivals, schools and in communities across Australia and Japan.
Amelie has facilitated over 100 workshops for all ages on the ecology of native bees, urban permaculture and designing for biodiversity. Amelie was awarded the Ecological Society of Australia and NSW OEH award for Outstanding Outreach in 2019, and Dean’s Award for Citizenship and Outreach in 2020.
Amelie became an insect ecologist because she never lost her wonder at the amazing world of invertebrates and their fascinating lives. Her dream is to share this wonder with our broader community – because you can be an ecologist too!
Behind Arc Circus are the two most dynamic people who are passionate about bees and telling their story, through song, dance and gymnastics. An incredible duo who travel around to schools, community halls and theatres to perform the most amazing feats and to emulate the plight and pleasure of the bees as they confront man and his attempts to reshape nature.
Directed to under 10yrs and fabulously enjoyable for all ages, this dynamic duo emulates bees, their feelings, and living in nature through the performance of A Bee Story.
Robbie Curtis is the Founder and Artistic Director of Arc Circus company and is the Creator and Director of A Bee Story. Lizzie McRae is the co-creator of A Bee Story and is a musician and comedian.
Organise a performance of ‘A Bee Story’ in your local community/school.
Hamish is committed to helping farmers improve their land and their produce through using Biodynamic formulas and working with the natural elements of the sun moon, the seasons and the rhythms of the earth.
These formulas are not new they have been used for centuries by people working together with the earth for the best results.
Biodynamic farming is now having a major resurgence as over the past 100 years, our pastures have deteriorated, the soil has been bleached of its elements and chemical compounds and fertilisers have taken a deleterious toll on the soil and the tiny creatures that live therein. Hamish travels around Australia running workshops for farmers to incorporate new ways to introduce the old ways that align with the earth.
Ken is a fifth-generation Beekeeper with an in-depth knowledge and experience with Bees. His prolific bees provide him with many varieties of honey which he bottles and sells at Harden’s House of Honey. Together with his wife Arlyn they run this very famous Honey shop in Harden NSW near Yass and Young. When traveling in the area it is a ‘must visit’. Ken is regularly invited to speak at Bee events and is active in the Bee Associations. His encyclopedic knowledge is worth bottling as well as his honey.
They produce and pack one of the most extensive ranges of pure raw straight-line Honey in Australia.
Besides their extensive range of honey, they also produce their own honeycomb, beeswax candles, beeswax and a range of hand-made soaps. They carry a range of active honey in both Australia and New Zealand, quality skincare products all made with Manuka Honey, a range of quality bee giftware, kids bee apparel, bee novelties and other bee souvenirs. They are also stockists of local products and confectionery.
Kit is a fun-loving Bee enthusiast with a passion for Australian Native Bees and is a scientific researcher dedicated to improving the plight of our native bees. Kit delivers native bee presentations, bee walks, and bee hotel workshops to the communities and school groups.
She is a wildlife and nature science journalist and has published over 24 papers in both academic journals, and in popular magazines. She has authored a book on bee hotels “Creating a Haven for Native Bees”.
Australia benefits from her enthusiasm and love of researching the best survival methods and environments for Australian native bees.