Native Bees Introduction Byron Community College

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Native Bees Introduction

Native Bees Introduction

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Keeping native bees is easy! They are harmless, effective pollinators, which is what makes them a popular addition to many Australian gardens. During this workshop you will learn about native bee biology, husbandry, lifecycle and habits. So whether you are interested in keeping them for honey or conservation these little bees make a great addition to any backyard.

Extra information

Join us as we learn about native stingless bees and how to keep Tetragonula bee hives in your garden or farm for enjoyment, pollination and to help our environment. We will cover hive design, hive splitting and how honey can be harvested and a propolis extract (natural medicine) made.

Stingless bees are Australia’s native social bee. They are harmless and well suited to home gardens and for pollination in agriculture. They make great garden pets and provide great learning for children. Learn how to encourage them in your garden. Native bees are highly effective pollinators and play a vital role in the vitality of Australia’s unique trees and plants. They are also very valuable for crop pollination. They are smaller than the European bee so able to pollinate tiny, delicate hard to reach blossoms.

You don’t need to be an expert to keep native bees. Most keepers of the native bee do not keep the bees for the honey but rather for conservation as they are declining because of humans.

Native bees are virtually maintenance free. Tetragonula native bees produce a resin rich propolis which is well regarded as an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antioxidant agent.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Refreshments

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Course testimonials:

  • 5 stars
  • Richard was thorough, informative and flexible with his delivery. He had loads of practical tips and plenty of resources for explanation.
  • Learning about a subject that I have been interested in for some time. This was a new course and I appreciate that it was in the curriculum Thank you