Design & Build a Kenyan Beehive from Upcyled Materials
Learn how to source pallets and other freely available timbers for your own uses from the local suburban environment. You will be shown methods for safely and effectively taking a pallet apart to retain the fixings and preserve the wood before using reclaimed timber to produce a functional Kenyan Top Bar Beehive.
Duration: 4 Hours Start: 11am Finish: 3pm
- Learn how to source pallets and other freely available timbers for your own uses from the local suburban environment
- Methods for safely and effectively taking a pallet apart to retain the fixings
- Preserve the wood before using reclaimed timber to produce a functional Kenyan Top Bar Beehive
- Expert tuition from an expert coach!
- All materials supplied
- Your enthusiasm!
Vendor since 2016
Backyard Network is a synergetic enterprise. It functions by channelling the products and side effects of one activity into each of the others. For example, wood scraps and sawdust produced in carpentry are composted along with food scraps from the local community; chickens scratch and manure the scraps, producing eggs and rich, dark compost which are made available to the public and used to grow plants onsite.
The space is also a second-hand resource centre in which you can drop off things you no longer need and pick up things you do. It is also available as a community-building event venue, hosting a range of events, films and gatherings focused on generating healthy gardens and ecologies, fostering creativity, growing community, and developing your capacity to care for living things.
We live in an abundant world. We may not necessarily be abundant in the things we need; but if we are producing lots of something in particular – a plant, healthy produce, a resource like glass or wood, we can share them around in exchange for things we do need, and everyone’s lives increase in quality as a result.