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Intro to Backyard Beekeeping
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In this workshop you can expect to learn everything from the inner workings of a bee hive to the healing properties of raw honey; how to maintain a healthy hive; to the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check.
Weather permitting we'll also open a hive and have a hands-on demonstration.
Trainer Bio: Benedict Hughes – The Practical Beekeeper
Benedict is a well-known registered Beekeeper; as The Practical Beekeeper he collects swarms, manages hives, extracts honey, teaches and loves bees.
Benedict is a member of the Beekeeper State Quarantine Response Team with the Victorian Government (emergency beekeeper), is the resident Beekeeper at Ceres in Brunswick and is approved by the City of Darebin to keep bees in Darebin Parklands and Bundoora Park.
Benedict regularly runs school incursions about bees and beekeeping. Benedict also delivers adult educational courses at Melbourne Polytechnic and CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies), Melbourne’s award-winning, not for profit sustainability centre.
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- The inner workings of a bee hive
- The healing properties of raw honey
- How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check
- Weather permitting we'll also open a hive and have a hands-on demonstration
- Writing materials
- Washing up gloves
- Wide brim hat (not a sombrero)
Casual, long sleeves, long pants