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Benefits of Keeping Native Bees/Field Trip

In the classroom you will learn about bee morphology, nesting biology, foraging behaviour, importance of bees in natural systems, stingless beekeeping around the world, and the effectiveness of stingless bees for pollination of farms and gardens The benefits, risks and pitfalls when purchasing a hive will also be discussed. We will look at the properties of stingless bee pot-honey; the development of the two box honey hive, and the significant benefits of this design. We will extract pot-honey from a honey super and taste the honey. Participants are then invited to visit Nashua Native Bees where you can view the bees working on a macadamia farm. Bring your lunch and enjoy this afternoon in the field.

duration Sat 17 Sep 2016, 9.30am - 3.30pm, 1 session
cost $60

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