Bee Mindful WorkshopRegular price $125.00 Save $-125.00
A bee sting hurts but if they disappeared it would hurt a lot more* Did you know that 60% of food plants depend on honey bees for pollination? Whilst we totally rely on bees to pollinate our crops and keep the cycle of life going we also revere the work of the bee and the joy that they bring to our environment. A healthy bee population is essential to human survival.
Join us for a workshop on our humble bees and find out what you can do to help our New Zealand bee population.
Laura Marsh, our presenter is President of our local Franklin Beekeepers Association and one very knowledgeable lady being both a Bee Keeper and a Zoo Keeper! Laura will be talking about a range of bee associated topics in support of Bee Aware month which is happening this September.
Planting for bees
Learn how to create an oasis for bees and other pollinators by creating a flower-rich habitat. Bees need food in order to help pollinate our food and in return, you will receive a bountiful harvest of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Laura will share tips about planting to ensure you always have food on hand for our busy little bees. Also find out about the impacts of agri-chemicals and disease and the impact that they have on our bee population.
For those of you interested in taking it to the next level Laura will talk to you about the basics of beekeeping and keeping a hive on your property, and what support you have locally.
We will also have some of Laura's beautiful flavoursome honey available for tasting. Honey straight from a hive is full of unique flavours dependant upon its location and also the season. At the conclusion of the workshop, Laura will be available to answer any questions you have about bees and planting for bees and you are welcome to meander around the gardens here at Puriri Lane. Our plant nursery and gift store The Potting Shed will also be open.
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Date: Sunday 20 September 2020
A honey inspired morning tea along with refreshments will be served on arrival
Your ticket price will include a pack of six seed bombs to get your bee friendly planting underway, a bee themed tea-towel, a jar of Laura's honey with a honey stick and a super cute beehive wax candle valued at over $70 along with lots of bee friendly knowledge.
Upon booking your ticket we will send you an beemail to confirm your place at this event along with details on how to find us
We look forward to welcoming you to Puriri Lane
Workshop is limited to 10 people in the event of Level 2 restrictions
Alert Level 3 or 4 | This event would be cancelled and we would provide a full refund
Alert Level 1 or 2 | We will continue with additional safety measures as per below
- Scanning of our QR poster on arrival for tracking purposes. If you do not have a mobile phone we have a register for you to sign for tracking purposes
- DO NOT ATTEND if you are unwell or have any flu like symptoms
- We will limit attendees to 10 per workshop
- Maintain social distancing and all participants must wear a mask
- We will have hand sanitiser available and this must be used on arrival