It has been a busy few weeks in Hall and at the Capital Region Farmers Market for the 2021 World Bee Day.

Pictured above: ABC radio broadcast from the market from 6 am until 11 am on Saturday the 22nd, interviewing Rotarians and stallholders throughout the morning.

On the 18th of April, the Hall community got together for a working bee constructing garden beds along the length of the main street. An enormous amount was achieved and in the following weeks, finishing touches such as signage, pebbles around tree trunks, and a few last plants were settled into their new beds.

Unveiling bee friendly village sign
Andrew Leigh MP speaks to onlookers about the importance of pollinators such as bees prior to unveiling the first plaque.

Finally, on World Bee Day, Thursday 20th, Andrew Leigh MP visited to unveil one of the bee-friendly signs on a garden bed and ‘open’ the new bee-friendly gardens.  

Along with the efforts of the Rotary Club of Hall, a Federal Government Community Environment Program Grant sponsored the project.

Rotary Club of Hall bee display
The Rotary Club of Hall stand. Rotarians helped educate shoppers as to the importance of supporting bee populations.

The Rotary Club of Hall has supported the World Bee Day initiative every year since its foundation in 2017. In 2018, we held the first World Bee Day at our Capital Region Farmers Market at EPIC showgrounds and we have done considerable work in the village of Hall to make Hall Australia’s first Bee-Friendly village.

bee hotel at Hall
Bee hotel in the main street of Hall

On the first Saturday after World Bee Day in 2021, the markets were again promoting the challenges and importance of supporting pollinators such as bees to stallholders and shoppers at the market.

Club members rallied on Friday before the market to set up extra stalls and prepare for the ABC666 morning radio program.

bee day market
The Rotary Club of Hall’s Capital Region Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning from 6:30 to 11:30am.