Sunday 3rd September
(9.30am to 11.30am)
If you are thinking of establishing hives on your property or would just like to know some more about these amazing little creatures then this is an ideal workshop for you to attend.
This event will give a great overview not only of the techniques employed to nurture bees but also costs and time associated with the activity as well as what you will achieve. You will also be offered tips on how to make your garden more “bee friendly”.
Our guest presenter is Kim Kneijber who has worked with Bees for over 16 Years, is a member of the Rodney Bee Keeping Club and has a long time association with APINZ.
Kim will cover many facets associated with this fascinating subject including:
- Challenges facing the bee population
- Hive maintenance & positioning
- Equipment required
- Pros & cons of bee keeping
- Rules & compliance issues
- Safety considerations
There will also be a working hive on site plus the centre has now established a “Bee friendly” plant section. You will also be able to explore our 1km Sculpture Garden as well as the 2.5km extended Nature Trail.
Booking is definitely advised as this event is very popular and participant numbers are limited
We also have our cute little coffee shop on site plus of course the Plant Centre for you to browse through (including our Bee friendly plant section).
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.
*The gardens and nature trail are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.
Venue Location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa. Tickets $25 per person.