In this workshop you can expect to learn everything from the inner workings of a bee hive to the healing properties of raw honey; how to maintain a healthy hive; to the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check.
Weather permitting we'll also open a hive and have a hands-on demonstration.
CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.
*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted
Who is The Practical Beekeeper?
Benedict Hughes is The Practical Beekeeper. A well-known registered Beekeeper, Benedict manages the beehives and delivers educational courses at CERES.
In addition he also works closely with Melbourne’s Bee Sustainable, and he also supplies the bees for Taranaki Farm – an innovative organic farming and community renewal project in the Macedon Ranges. He also enjoys running school education programs which focus on promoting backyard beekeeping. In 2014 Benedict successfully ran the crowd funding campaign Bringing back the bees, which raised funds for Beekeeping at CERES and Taranaki Farm http://pozi.be/beekeeper.
Benedict also manages a number of hives in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and produces small batch, seasonal Raw Local honey. The Practical Beekeeper honey is single source, small batch minimally filtered, cold extracted and packed here in Melbourne. Benedict is a passionate believer in sustainability and so he focuses on beekeeping where the welfare of the bees is paramount.
To find out more about The Practical Beekeeper you can follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PracticalBeekeeper and you can also subscribe to his YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/HealthyOrganics
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I have learnt that bees will respect you as much as you respect them It absolutely was worth attending the class The highlight for me was learning about the Queen bee it was awesome
Great class for learning the basics and getting an idea of what is involved in beekeeping.
I was a total novice- didn't even know the role of different bees. Was a great insight into the life of a bee keeper that was less daunting than I thought. It has inspired me to get a hive with a lot of consideration in managing and maintaining hive health to preserve future bee populations. Benedict was passionate, well know ledged and engaging. CRERS is a great setting to see a hive in action.