24 October 2022
Farmers across the country now have until the end of Australian Pollinator Week, 20 November, to sign up to the Bee Friendly Farming program and join the pledge to plant 100,000 trees for bees.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to farmers and land managers to plant pollinator-friendly trees that are indigenous to their farms.
Bee Friendly Farming provides farmers and land managers with $1 for every tree planted, thanks to WBF grant partners One Tree Planted and Flow Hive.
To receive a tree grant, farms must be certified with Bee Friendly Farming. The tree grants, which start at $1000, more than cover certification costs, making it both good for the environment and a sound business investment.
The application has been extended to provide additional time for farmers and land managers dealing with this year's challenges with the Varroa mite detection. Applications must be received on or before 5pm AEST on 21 November 2022.