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I have a very exciting new tenant in my insect hotel - a fire-tailed resin bee! She has been working for weeks collecting resources for her nest. While she is concentrating her efforts on the [...]

Magnificent Minibeasts

Magnificent Minibeasts - Invertebrates are the backbone of the ecosystem! Invertebrates are endlessly fascinating and you never know what you might discover when you start looking. I was thrilled to meet this little fellow bumbling [...]

Art is a Buzz

Term 3 2018 has buzzed by with visits to schools all over the greater Sydney area. The workshops are pitched to student ability - from the super smart preschool kids at Sydney Grammar Prep School, [...]


The Super Pollinators program offers three models to suit every budget. All models include the same dynamic presentation and display. In CLASS BUZZY, one hotel is made per class. In TEAM BUZZY, students work in [...]

What Does A Bee See?

What does a bee see? Hopefully a bee see's plenty of flowers providing nectar and pollen as it is flying about. But how does a bee decide to visit one type of flower rather than [...]

Protecting Our Bee Environment

Kids Connecting Nature visited St Canice's Primary School, Katoomba  recently to support them with their focus on protecting the bush environment. Though it was not a great day for bees - too chilly - it [...]

Workshops at RBGS a huge hit!

The Calyx building – the spunky new addition to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – has been buzzing lately with The Plan Bee Workshop seeing loads of enthusiastic punters making insect hotels to pop in [...]

New for 2018!

We are always trying to make our incursions better and more even exciting. Hot off the press is this new model showing a carpenter bee nest. It joins our collection of cool preserved invertebrates, a [...]

Build it and they will come!

I am often asked if bees really will live in these bee hotels. Well the answer is a definite YES! There are about 24 different bee species in the Sydney area that would love a [...]


This term has been the buzziest ever for Kids Connecting Nature. We kicked off with a holiday workshop for Hornsby Shire Council. Evolving from this I was thrilled to learn that one family that attended [...]