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WORKSHOP | Native Bee Keeping Workshop with Ian Driver | MARCH 25

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When: Saturday 25 March 2023 3.15pm-6.30pm

Whereartisan’s workshop space at South Brisbane,170 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane 4101

Cost: $60 per person

Skill Level: Suitable for everyone!

About the workshop: Did you know Australia has over 1650 native bee species, all playing their critical part in our environment and ecosystems? With the ongoing loss of habitat and other threats to our wildlife, we all have a role to play in protecting our precious bees.

Learn about some of our most popular and beautiful native bees, and how to attract them into your garden with plants and insect hotels in this informative workshop. You will also see inside a native stingless beehive and get to taste their amazing honey.

This workshop will cover both our native solitary bees and our stingless bees, and options for keeping them in gardens or even on decks and verandas. 

Make your very own solitary bee hotel!

Included in workshop ticket:

    • Heaps of information on our amazing Australian Native Bees
    • How to build a native solitary bee hotel
    • A small bee hotel to get you going
    • What plants attract native bees
    • Information on native stingless bees and a look inside a hive
    • Taste the amazing native stingless bee honey
    • Links to further learning resources
    • Refreshments

What to bring:

  • Your love of bees!

About the facilitator:

Ian Driver is a Brisbane based Australian Native Bee Keeper and owner/operator of A Green Soul Native Bees.

Ian started his bee journey a number of years ago whilst turning his family life green, keen to make less of an impact on the planet and eat more home grown fresh food. But to grow food you need bees to pollinate! And so a native bee hive was bought for the garden and the obsession started!

Through A Green Soul Native Bees Ian provides native bee products and services to customers throughout South East Queensland. He also manages a number of hives in kindergartens and schools where he runs education sessions for the students.

Ian is also the past President of the Australian Native Bee Association which advocates for the conservation of Australian native bees and for the sustainable development and growth of the native bee industry.

Follow Ian's bee and garden activities through Facebook at A Green Soul or on Instagram a_green_soul

Image Credit: Images supplied by Ian Driver

COVID-Safe Policy:

Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, and a large extremely well-ventilated workshop venue.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted. Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded. Refunds are to be processed by the attendee via Humanitix.

Workshop Transfer Policy:

You may transfer your booking into an alternative workshop up to one week prior to the start of the workshop. Any difference in cost will be charged accordingly. Please endeavour to complete any transfers at least one week prior to the workshop. You are also welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event