Puriri Lane | Bee Mindful | Workshop
Puriri Lane | Bee Mindful | Workshop

Bee Mindful Workshop

Regular price $125.00 Save $-125.00

perfect for pollinators

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.

Puriri Lane | Bee Mindful Workshop

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.

Honey Tasting

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

Workshop | Terms & Conditions 

Thank you for booking your ticket to our upcoming event, we would like to make you aware of the conditions around the confirmation of your ticket. 

You acknowledge by purchasing a ticket that you visit Puriri Lane at your own risk and are advised that there are uneven surfaces and if the grounds are wet they can be slippery. 

Please follow the instructions of our team when you visit so that we can point out anything that you should be aware of in relation to your personal safety.

Please note that this is a non-smoking event.

Assistance animals if required are permitted on the property. 

Puriri Lane is not suitable for wheelchair access due to the nature of our property.


Should you need to cancel your booking, you are able to transfer your ticket to someone else.  Should you be unable to attend, a credit against Puriri Lane merchandise is possible.  Nothing is impossible, so talk to us if you can’t make it and we will do our best to help.

Should we need to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances we will provide you with a full refund, or you may wish to have a credit for plants, gifts or garden wares and we will contact you via email in relation to your preference.


Parking is located on our property at Puriri Lane and we will be there to show you where you are able to park on your arrival.


Please get in contact with Debbie via our Questions page should you have any additional information you require.

We look forward to welcoming you to Puriri Lane.

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