People, Plants and Bees



Welcome to the fascinating world of bees! This interactive session explores the essential role bees have in pollination and why bees are of such importance globally.

Come and learn about bees and honey and the difference between these honey bees and our Australian native bees.

Find out how you can encourage bees to your home or school garden and what benefits there are of having more bees around.

After your session, classes are invited to visit the Anthrocomb exhibition (Mike Bianco) at Adelaide Botanic Garden, as part of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial:  Monster Theatres. 

Inside the Anthrocomb pavilion artist Mike Bianco has created a bee bed and invites you to rest with the bees.  You are given the opportunity to lie down, close your eyes and simply be present in the company of another species. The scent, warmth, sounds and vibrations of more than 50,000 bees buzzing below help us reflect upon a species beyond our own.

For: Classes of Year 3 to 7 students

Key concepts covered include:

  • Lifecycles of plants, food chains and food webs
  • Structure, features and adaptations of plants and insects
  • Plant-animal interactions
  • Australian native bees

Duration: 75 mins

Cost: $7.50 per student (min. 20 students), Department for Education Category 1-4 students - Disadvantaged rate of $5.50 per student (min. 20 students).