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Keeping Native Stingless Bees workshops

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Keeping Native Stingless Bees workshops

Time: November 11, 2012 from 9am to 11am
Location: Ecobotanica Wishart
Street: Madrid Court
City/Town: Wishart
Website or Map: http://www.ecobotanica.com.au
Phone: 07 33492962
Event Type: native, stingless, bee, workshop, series
Organized By: Linda Brennan
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2012

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Event Description

Do  you have a hive of stingless bees in your garden? Would you like to know more about stingless bees? 

The workshop  are limited to 8 people, so book straight away. Cost for the series of 2 workshop plus notes and morning tea $90 You'll recoup this easily when you separate and sell your own hives!

Workshop 1 Keeping Stingless Bees Sun 11 Nov 9-11am

Learn about how these communities of native bees live, breed and forage for food. Find out how  and what they pollinate in your garden and what you need to do, grow and avoid in your garden to ensure a healthy hive. Can you tell the difference between a fruit fly and a Stingless bee?

I'll also  have bee keeping books on display. If you'd like an empty hive box  please preorder your box with me by Monday 5 November. 

Workshop 2 Splitting  stingless bee hives

Sun 18 Nov 9-11

How do you know when to separate a hive?  The essentials to a successful separation? How often should it be done? I 'll separate a hive here and you'll learn how to do it too.  

All in all, you'll get a good picture of the how, why and wherefores of stingless bee keeping in gardens.

 

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VETIVER COMMUNITY PROJECT

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

The Vetiver Community Project is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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