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Welcome to Castlemaine Bee Sanctuary

Castlemaine Bee Sanctuary’s goal is to improve the environment for pollinating creatures by implementing grass-roots solutions, sharing information and increasing awareness about the benefits our pollinators offer… as well as the problems they currently face.

We have been rescuing honeybees in Castlemaine, Central Victoria, Australia since 2013. We catch and lure swarms of honeybees and remove wild colonies that otherwise may have been poisoned. Some call them refubees. These bees are then re-homed in responsibly managed hives and adopted out to hosts within the community.

We offer…