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Native Bee Keeping

Time: December 13, 2014 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Northey Street City Farm, 16 Victoria St, Windsor
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Northey Street City Farm
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2014

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Event Description

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and a practice session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting and biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugerbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in teh wild and more.

In the practical session, we will open a hive and observe the amazing structures within. We will divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation. We will also extract honey from a hive.

This workshop is $85 or $65 with a centrelink healthcare card.

Please book in via our website or call the office on 3857 8775

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Comment by Northey Street City Farm on December 5, 2014 at 10:26

Thanks Lissa, I have changed the RSVP link and added the cost.

Comment by Lissa on December 5, 2014 at 5:34

Hi - you might want to Edit out the RSVP here for the event. Many people think ticking the box on this website equates to booking with the organisers.

Please add the cost also.

38esrb3w7k583 Comment by 38esrb3w7k583 on December 4, 2014 at 11:56


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