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Backyard Beekeeping with Benedict Hughes from The Practical Beekeeper

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by CERES



Description

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

Trainer Bio: Benedict Hughes – The Practical Beekeeper

Benedict is a well-known registered Beekeeper; as The Practical Beekeeper he collects swarms, manages hives, extracts honey, teaches and loves bees.

Benedict is a member of the Beekeeper State Quarantine Response Team with the Victorian Government (emergency beekeeper), is the resident Beekeeper at Ceres in Brunswick and is approved by the City of Darebin to keep bees in Darebin Parklands and Bundoora Park.

Benedict regularly runs school incursions about bees and beekeeping. Benedict also delivers adult educational courses at Melbourne Polytechnic and CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies), Melbourne’s award-winning, not for profit sustainability centre.

You can find him on Facebook and Instagram as The Practical Beekeeper

 

For Information on our cancellation policy please click here

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Class Schedule

This workshop runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

What you will learn
  • The inner workings of a bee hive
  • The healing properties of raw honey
  • How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check
What you will get
  • Weather permitting we'll also open a hive and have a hands-on demonstration

What to bring
  • Notepad
  • Writing materials
  • Washing up gloves
  • Wide brim hat (not a sombrero)
What to wear

Casual, long sleeves, long pants


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CERES

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CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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Tone

07 May 2017 • Backyard Beekeeping with Benedict Hughes from The...

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

Jessica

02 May 2017 • Backyard Beekeeping with Benedict Hughes from The...

Great class for learning the basics and getting an idea of what is involved in beekeeping.

Leonie

02 May 2017 • Backyard Beekeeping with Benedict Hughes from The...

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.

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