The buzz at Nature’s Edge Buderim.
January 30, 2020
Residents at Nature’s Edge Buderim are enjoying the many benefits native bees are having on their flourishing gardens at the over 50’s lifestyle village.
Passionate about sharing how important these stingless little pollinators are for our entire ecosystem, residents Bert and Betty Livingstone, have been keeping native bees for many years and the results can be seen in their vibrant gardens, which are alive with colour.
“If plants can’t be pollinated, that’s the end, they just won’t produce,” says Bert. “Native bees developed when Australia was developing as a continent and so did certain trees, which still rely on native bees to pollinate them.”
Not only do the bees pollinate and harvest in their immediate surrounds, they travel to nearby homes, hence why their neighbours at the over 50’s lifestyle village are also reaping the rewards.
A beautiful life
As nature lovers, the couple were drawn to Nature’s Edge Buderim because of the lush rainforest surrounds, beautiful landscaped gardens and tranquil walking tracks.
The local wildlife is thriving too, especially with a number of nesting boxes recently installed high in the trees to entice additional native wildlife. Built by the members of the community’s nature-loving woodworking team, the boxes supplement areas where the local sugar gliders, possums and rainbow lorikeets can nest.
“What more could you possibly want?” says Betty. “We are so lucky to live here.”
Bert and Betty are proud native bee keepers.