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Venue Kiama Community Gardens
Havilah Place Kiama, NSW, Australia
Start Date 02 Jun 2018
Start Time 10:00 AM
End Date 02 Jun 2018
End Time 11:30 AM
Cost $0.00

Native bee keeping workshop - World Environment Day


World Environment Day occurs on 5 June every year.

This year, Kiama Municipal Council is celebrating with a series of sustainable living workshops held during the month of June. Promo photo - native bee workshop

Bees are very important for our food production systems and play a vital role in pollinating our native vegetation.

Come along to this informative presentation and learn what native bees look like, where they live and how to encourage them into the garden. 

Presenter Elke Haege will be sharing her extensive knowledge of native bees, including native bee physiology and behaviour, bee attracting plants and landscaping to attract solitary and social native bees.  Elke will also explain the role of bees in productive, edible and native gardens.

Elke is the secretary of the Sydney Bee Club, breeds bees and installs native bee hives, is a landscape architect, arborist, and a beekeeper.  

 To attend this workshop, please:

  • wear enclosed footwear
  • dress according to weather conditions (i.e. cold weather gear)
  • bring along a plate to share with your fellow busy bees for morning tea

*Bookings are essential and places are limited. You must be a resident of the Kiama Municipality to be eligible to register for this workshop.