April 7, 2022

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Trees for the bees!

We cannot do without trees nor bees. Ana and Sven from Amber Drop Honey, recognise that we are all interconnected, and that there is no future in taking without giving back.

TREES PLANTED

100

Amber Drop Honey started, as many good things do, with a Google wormhole. When Ana and Sven started researching bees they quickly discovered how precarious their position in the ecosystem is, all over the world. They quickly moved from words on a screen to a couple of backyard hives, then from a hobby to a thriving honey business that rescues and rehomes colonies. Amber Drop is already doing great things for our environment, and now they’re doing even more by partnering with Fifteen Trees to plant 100 trees.

 

 

Bees face threats on all sides. Disease, climate change, urbanisation, and out of control deforestation. Planting trees is one way we can help. Trees not only provide food for bees in their own right (depending on the species), they also hold space for flowering shrubs and bushes to thrive in the understory, and offer shelter and protection. We simply cannot do without bees. The list of fruits and vegetables that would disappear from our lives without them is terrifying.

The trees were planted at Yandoit, VIC as part of a revegetation project that aims to create biolinks across native reserves.

 

Well guarded trees.

 

We planted these trees (kindly donated by supporters of Fifteen Trees) at Limestone Road, Yandoit. The contribution allowed us to expand by 60% a rehabilitation project amidst some remnant forest where species had been depleted after decades of over-grazing. The species planted included eucalypts, acacia, casuarina and banksia.

John Carruthers | Limestone Road | Yandoit

 

We cannot do without trees either. Ana and Sven recognise that we are all interconnected, and that there is no future in taking without giving back. We love their compostable packaging (including selflessly sharing their sustainable packaging solutions with others in the industry), their bee rescue service, and their commitment to environmental sustainability. The 200 hives (and growing) living on Amber Drop Honey’s property have found a dream home. We are delighted to have their trees (100) in the ground, and we wish Ana and Sven all the best for their future.

 

Writer – Sarah Hart.

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.

 

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