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Honey Tasting & Beeswax Candle Making Workshop with Tom of Coastal Nectar

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Event description

Engage your senses in this unique honey tasting and beeswax candle making experience. Learn about how honey is harvested and enjoy a delicious honey tasting from Coastal Nectar's beehives. During this interactive + educational workshop, you'll learn about the the gentle art of beekeeping, different types of native bees and why bees are vital to our environment & the food we eat. We'll finish by hand-rolling our own pure beeswax candle to take home and enjoy.  Led by Thomas Earls, a passionate local beekeeper and educator, this workshop will take you on a sweet journey through the fascinating world of bees. 

Join us for a beautiful honey afternoon in October! 

What's covered in the workshop:

    Native Bees + Pollination
    The Queen Bee and her role within the hive
    Current impacts on bees & how we protect them
    Beeswax Candle Making . Participants will hand roll their own beeswax candle to take home
     Engage in an informative Q&A with a local beekeeper, where you'll get an opportunity to ask any questions about honey, beekeeping and how to create a pollinator garden. 

What's Included 

  • A 2 hour workshop led by Tom of Coastal Nectar 
  • All materials for demonstrations included
  • One cold or warm drink from the Cafe
  • Late lunch (please add any dietaries in at checkout) 

What to Wear & Bring 

  • Please note: to protect yourself on the property, you must wear closed-toed shoes.  
  • Please bring a waterbottle and your own materials for note taking. 

Thomas is a passionate beekeeper, surfer and educator living on the Surfcoast. Inspired by this coastlines diverse wildflowers + flowering natives, you can often find him running to the waves after a long hot day spent working with 500,000 honey bees.His local business Coastal Nectar, is putting a modern twist on the 9000 year tradition of beekeeping. Providing raw local honey to our community and running interactive & educational presentations all about the buzzing world of bees.

NOTE: Due to allergy risks, no live bees will be brought to the workshop. Suitable for ages 12 + 

For those who are experiencing barriers, who are unemployed, or who are First Nations, we are offering 20% off the workshop price, in partnership with VicHealth's Jumpstart program. Please add the code 'COMMUNITY' to the checkout. 

If you can’t afford the full ticket price, please get in touch with us at to discuss an accessible option for you

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Bookings cancelled at least 14 days prior to the event date will be given a full refund. Bookings cancelled within 14 days of the event date will incur a 100% cancellation fee.