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Bees in the Burbs - Urban Beekeeping


Tue 25 Oct 2016, 6:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Ours Cafe, 195 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Join us for this one off beekeeping project - learn all about the wonder of bees, urban hives and how to get started... Curious?

What will you learn?
Spring is the season where honey bee colonies literally take off. Over winter there is reduced nectar and pollen and the queen lays fewer eggs to reduce the numbers of mouths to feed. But in Spring as nectar begins to flow the queen lays up to 2000 eggs per day and the population zooms up. So Spring is an exciting time and the ideal time to start beekeeping. From the beekeeping jargon of swarms, splits, supercedures and nucleus colonies, to the difference between a top bar hive and a Langstroth. We'll look at where hives can go and options for managing them, plus of course, we'll be looking at honey, as in the end that is what it's all for. Honey from your own garden is the sweetest.

Who will be teaching?
Silvana and Chris are founders of Seaside Bees, a small local business specialising in renting, selling and managing urban beehives. An out of control hobby as it may be, they are passionate about beekeeping. Chris builds their unique hives, specifically aimed at urban beekeeping and looks after all the Nuc colonies while Silvana looks after all the rental hives, teaching people about beekeeping and how to look after them.