It doesn't take much to convince us that a doughnut is a good idea – but if it's support of conservation efforts for the hardest-working insects around, well, we'll take a dozen.
Donut Papi Redfern is partnering up with NZ honey company Waimete Honey Co for an adorable new creation: the ‘Save the Bees’ doughnut is stuffed with honey, layered in white chocolate and citrus glaze and topped with a wattle seed and white chocolate honeycomb shard. Sugar rush, incoming.
If you haven't heard, worldwide bee populations are struggling, likely due to a range of factors including monocultural, unsustainable farming, insecticides and pesticides, parasites, 'honey tampering' and climate change. Waimete Honey Co is doing its bit by using ethical beekeeping practices, avoiding bee exposure to pesticides and growing hive numbers – but there's a lot more work to be done. You'll be helping the fight in a little way, with $1 of proceeds from each doughnut going to Save the Bees Australia.
The bright yellow confections are available from January 20 until the end of the month (or until sold out). Each doughie is $8.50. Get in quick.