Native Bees

School Incursion

Australia has 2000 species of native bees, 800 of which are endemic to Western Australia

This is a great add on activity to the Minibeasts Workshop! Native bees pollinate plants and play an important role in the ecosystem. Native bees are threatened by habitat loss and unsuitable residential gardens.

Students will use recycled tin cans to create the bee hotels- filling them with bamboo, twigs and clay.

The teacher will be provided with information on how to monitor the bee home as part of a citizen science program that contributes towards a native bee research project.

Please note that this activity is subject to availability due to season and bamboo. Some pre-planned is necessary as we encourage students to collect tin cans to be used.

Eco Action can bring Native Bees to your school or event. Request a booking online.

Incursion Includes

  • Presentation on native bees
  • Native bee hotel creation
  • Bee hotel monitoring information
Pre-primary- Year 12
1 hour
Prices for Education
Curriculum Links

Eco Action tailors the workshop according to the age of the students

Incursion FAQs

Incursions can be tailored to suit all year levels including Early Learning up to High School, however we recommend you speak with us prior to booking your incursion so that we can advise if the activity is suitable for your year level and your region.

This is dependent on the activity but generally all we require is a secure indoor space such as a classroom, hall or other suitably sized space. We can work outdoors as long as there is some cover.

Our Mini-beats include: 3 species of stick insects, Giant burrowing cockroach, Beetles, Scorpions, Spiders, Slaters, Millipedes, Snails, Worms. Our Amphibians include: Magnificent Green Tree Frogs and Tadpoles.  Our Reptiles include: Stimson’s python, and Blue tongue lizard.

Yes all staff have Working with Children Checks, First Aid/OSH training and are fully insured.

School Curriculum Links

Native Bees

Year Science Cross Curriculum Priority
1 Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017) Sustainability
1 Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211) Sustainability
2 Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) Sustainability
3 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) Sustainability
4 Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072 ) Sustainability
4 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) Sustainability
8 The human causes and effects of landscape degradation (ACHGK051) Sustainability
10 The human induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070) Sustainability

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