There’s no doubt about it – bees have a bad rap. But many people don’t realise that bees pollinate our food and without them we have a major problem. In this Backyard Bees class, Doug shows us that just about anyone can keep bees; they don’t take a lot of time and by having a hive you are helping the planet as well as having access to amazing, raw honey. But what is the first step? How can you get the support needed to get your hive buzzing? Are there any rules and regulations? Why is it so important to help bees? Even if you don’t want to or can’t own a hive yourself, what can you can do to help the bees’ survival? Come to this class to find out.
Some facts about bees, important and quirky
The importance of the bee to us all
Getting started: setting up a hive in the inner city
Strategies we can all adopt to help bees go about their business
Taste some Backyard Honey
Doug Purdie is the author of ‘Backyard Bees,’ the fantastic Australian guide to all things bee and a handbook on starting your own hive in the city. He has a wealth of info and experience to impart. Ask him anything about bees and he will, with out hesitation give you a definitive answer. Doug fell in love with bees in 2009 when reading about the battle bees are facing in most of the world due to widespread diseases. Five years later and he’s a self-described ‘beevangelist’ managing more than 70 beehives on city rooftops, balconies, backyards and community gardens. For more info take a look at Dougs site www.theurbanbeehive.com.au
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