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    Backyard Beekeeping 101 Workshop 23 Oct

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    Keen on having a backyard beehive but not sure where to start/what is involved?

    The ancient art of beekeeping has had such a big resurgence in the past few years and can be a very rewarding and eye-opening experience! As gardeners, we know the true value of having bees in our yards for pollination, but they are also a key part of our ecosystem, not to mention producers of delicious honey!

    Join Scott Denno & Amanda Collins from Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, who are experts in all things bees, beekeeping, honey, honey related products, and health/hygiene of beehives for the urban beekeeper.

    In this one-hour workshop on Sun 23 Oct at Green Space Hall*, you will learn about Scott and Amanda's own beekeeping journey, in a relaxed gathering with fellow total newbie beekeepers, to help you learn what's involved in beekeeping. This will assist you exploring if it's a path you'd be keen to go down, making it the perfect workshop for the total newbies or the curious alike.

    Or maybe you have beehives, but keen to learn so much more. Here's your chance!

    Topics covered:

    • What you need to know to get started
    • Beekeeper registration, Apiary Code of Practice and Biosecurity
    • Education & Training
    • Hives, tools & protective equipment
    • Beekeeping though the seasons

    And there will be a Q&A session at the end – so you can ask all of your bee related questions in a supportive environment.

    The world of bees and beehives is truly fascinating, please join us for Beekeeping 101 with Scott & Amanda from Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat.

    Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat was established in 2015 by local Beekeepers Scott Denno and Amanda Collins. They manage both backyard beehives and a small number of migratory hives throughout Central Victoria. Scott and Amanda are both registered beekeepers, members of the Victoria Apiarists’ Association and foundation members of Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Inc.

    * The hall is on Ripon St at 212 Ripon St Sth. Plenty of parking and access to PT nearby. Hall is accessible (wheelchair etc friendly).

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    Please note: Food Is Free Inc. believes everyone is entitled to access food security education, and for this workshop we will reserve a few spots for our community members who feel restricted in attending financially, to attend for free. If you feel this applies to you, please email for more info.

    Bookings essential.


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