The FoodFaith community garden hosted Meliponist (stingless beekeeper), Dan Smailes, recently and, like a honeypot to bees, representatives of many different community groups attended, keen to learn about these important insects. Native stingless bees are losing their habitat due to human development and we can help them and us by establishing new constructed hives and conserving logs and bushland. Bees pollinate crops, garden flowers and bushland and, of course, produce honey! Native stingless bees produce small amounts of honey but can be a source for a family. Putting a hive in your garden is as easy as A, Bee, C. For the how to, why to, what to, etc, the excellent website www.aussiebee.com.au can be a great source of information. And check out Dan Smailes' www.sydneynativebees.com. Photography by Julian Watt.