Bees collect pollen from a dragonfruit flower at the Prickle Patch farm in Bundaberg.
Bees collect pollen from a dragonfruit flower at the Prickle Patch farm in Bundaberg. Eliza Goetze

NiE Bees to honey

Next time you are outside, see if you can spot bees hard at work.

Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants. In fact a third of all human food is pollinated by bees.

But even better our winged friends harvest a sweet, thick, sticky, golden liquid that we can eat - honey.

Made from flower nectar, combined with an enzyme secreted by bees, then concentrated in the honeycomb cells, honey is not only a good sweetener, it also has many nutritional and medicinal benefits and uses.

And it's the small but very clever, industrious and efficient bee that provides us with this tasty and healthy product.

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Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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