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Loghive Building Workshop for Bee Rehabilitation – Cobargo locals
March 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
Are you a local of the Cobargo area and interested in building new homes for bees after the bushfires?
Beekeeping Naturally is working in collaboration with the Natural Beekeeping Trust (England) and Michael Verspuij from BoomtreeBees (Ireland) to bring you this unique Loghive Building Workshop – never before run in Australia!
What: Loghive Building Workshop for bee rehabilitation
Where: The Old Butter Factory, 1464 Cobargo-Bermagui Rd, Cobargo NSW. Plenty of parking + close to town.
When: Sunday 15th March, 9.30am – 4pm (1-day crash course, locals only, FREE)
Who: Local residents interested in rehabilitating bushfire-affected areas, learning about bees and learning new skills. Limited to 10 people, kids over 12 allowed.
How much: FREE for locals in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla area. Morning tea supplied, BYO lunch.
This is the first of 3 workshops – please check out the other 2 courses below for our 2-day workshops, open to all, in Cobargo and Canberra.
There will be an option to purchase a loghive (1m x 0.6m) for your bushfire-affected property for $300. All remaining hives will be distributed around the Bega area to rehabilitate local bee populations.
We start by taking 1m logs from fallen trees in the area and hollowing them out using a chainsaw and a gouge. After adding a few more features specifically for European honeybees, we then place them on the edge of burnt-out areas, so that come next spring, the bees can swarm in and use them. This leaves other hollowed-out logs for native parrots, sugargliders, goannas and possums to move in.
This work is essential for allowing our native species to return to their habitat and thrive again, as they won’t have to compete with the honeybees for a new home.
We’ll also hear from honeybee specialist Michael Verspuij from BoomtreeBees who is travelling here from Ireland to run these special workshops. Michael, and Adrian from Beekeeping Naturally, will be able to answer all your bee-related questions.Book now to secure your place!
We are about to launch our crowdfunder to promote and fund this kind of rehabilitation work for bees and other pollinators in fire-affected areas along the NSW South Coast. Until then, this workshop is the best way you can support our work!
*Participants will not be using chainsaws – the logs will be roughly prepared before the workshop, ready to gouge out and complete.
**Please wear appropriate sturdy workwear, closed footwear (e.g. leather boots) and gloves. Equipment and logs will be provided.
***Any further questions, please contact Adrian on 0409 971 128, he will be happy to talk to you.