‘The old Australian bee farm’ (C. 1900)

Celebrating World Bee Day

18th of may

Welcome to our Bee Sanctuary Opening. We will offer a Wild Hive Tour, you'll get to learn about natural beekeeping and experience honeycomb tasting.

To pollinate country and establish a Bee garden for wild pollinator conservation. Located on Nipaluna, Hobart, amongst the Source Eco community garden. Using natural beekeeping methodology, native swarm nests and planting of pollinator friendly plants. This project is a collaboration with Hobart City Council, Natural Beekeeping Tasmania, and the University of Tasmania to develop an Urban Bee Sanctuary for improved pollination and to celebrate World Bee Day 2024. 

Source Community Garden, 12 French St, Sandy Bay Tasmania
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Pollinate Country

For the protection of wild free-living bees and their habitat.


The bees exist for us within an interweaving system of kinship in being.

Bees themselves, all other animals, plants, the stars, the land, and bodies of water are all part of the reality of country. We share in the knowledge and wisdom of their ancestral past, and reinforce it through sound, art, and experience.


We Protect

We guard trees with hollows that give home to those who nest inside. Hollow formation is a common trait in many Australian trees due to their physiological characteristics. They provide native fauna, particularly birds and mammals, with homes who make extensive use of this structural element of habitat. At least 20% of bird species are hollow-dependent. All arboreal marsupials use tree hollows, and all except the Koala are dependent upon them for shelter and breeding sites. Honeybee and Tetragonula Carbonaria stingless bee both use tree hollows to nest.



Activated nests of bees for gardens, using traditional hives and natural beekeeping practice.

A fellowship of Guardians cultivating healthy pollinators and creating protected areas in gardens, schools and communities as part of the campaign to Pollinate Country.


Visit the Bees

Visit your fellow Guardians at the Newrybar Community Hall. A protected area for the protection of native Australian honeybees in the historic Newrybar Community Hall is an open garden using traditional hive styles, and a space for natural beekeeping education classes and workshops. 

Book a tour and experience the life of the bees!

Guardian of the Bee impact this season:

The role of bees in protecting the land through the pollination of plants is depicted throughout apiculture heritage across the world. In establishing 22 new bee sanctuaries we have cultivated over 1.3 Million bees. Through this method of bee guardianship we may see swarms, once, twice or even thrice based on their vitality and the pollination needs of the land.

This season 505 students participated in the Guardian of the Bee education program to learn and explore our individual and unified responsibility for the health of plants and pollinating insects and animals.