Bees and fire: a tale of two sites

By Michael Batley

Michael Batley wrote the article Bees and fire: A tale of two sites for the Australian Native Bee Association’s newsletter The Cross-Pollinator, July 2020. He has kindly given permission to include it here.

Click here to read a pdf of the article with many great photos of bees.


Lithgow after fire in December 2019
Xylocopa aeratus on a persoonia flower (provided by Michael Batley)


The Australian Native Bee Association promotes the conservation and sustainable use of all Australian native bees. ANBA achieves that by providing resources, disseminating information, supporting members and communicating with stakeholders. Find out more at their website here.