This class includes a morning tea, and some take home notes as well as a tasting of honey including local and international flavours. The class is for anyone interested in learning about the amazing story of bees, the role of bees in your garden, and whether or not beekeeping is for you. It is a great first step towards the full day “Practical Beekeeping” course.
About the facilitators:
Andrea Rashbrook has been a beekeeper for 12 years. She began as a hobby beekeeper in Italy. Beekeeping is addictive though, and Andrea now manages over 20 hives from Helensburgh to the Green Connect Farm. She works alongside Claire as Austinmer Beekeeper. Having started in Europe, Andrea is familiar with a variety of methods and problems unknown here in the Illawarra. She finds Australia a delightfully simple place to manage bees by comparison.
Claire Brown trained as an Environmental Scientist and a Science Teacher at UOW before discovering a passion for bees. She has Langstroth, Flow and Warrel beehives and is interested in the way’s bees react to different styles of beekeeping. She has found learning about bees and seeing the amazing way they build and communicate to be a very interesting project amongst the day to day of bringing up two small children. Claire also keeps native bees and loves learning about the multitude of native pollinators in her permaculture garden. Claire has found beekeeping to be an activity which brings mindfulness, calm and focus to the day.
When: Saturday 14 September 2019 10am-1pm
What to bring:
- Enclosed shoes for every attendee
- Sun hat and sunscreen
Weather: Please note that if the weather has been particularly wet the farm might be muddy and wet so make sure to dress appropriately.
Notice: We have a number of animals on our farm including pigs, sheep and chickens. We also have beehives (please notify us if you are allergic) and the occasional snake. This tour explores the Green Connect farm in depth, it does require walking through muddy ground, up hills and on uneven surfaces, if you have mobility or health issues please contact the team on 4243 1537 or email@example.com to see if this tour is right for you.