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How to plant trees for bees

Providing bee forage as part of your on-farm planting just makes good farming sense.

Many planting opportunities are available to the farmer. Some are listed below as a frameworkfor planting for bees on a range of farm types such as cropping, sheep and beef, dairy, vineyards,and orchards.

Areas available for planting may include:

  • Unproductive land (e.g. gullies, bluffs, steep slopes, wet and weedy land)
  • Paddock corners
  • Specimen trees in paddocks and stockyards
  • Stream, pond and wetland margins
  • Road and rail verges
  • Stock laneways and avenues
  • Shelterbelts and hedgerows
  • Flower gardens, orchards, old homesteads
  • Ground cover
  • Remnant native bush
  • Forestry plantations

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