2pm - Whats happening in my hive?
Followed by our monthly Speaker - Dr Anna Carrucan - the botanist and the bees.
We are thrilled to have Dr Anna Carrucan join us online at this months meeting. She is a second-generation beekeeper with a PhD in botany, as well as a qualified teacher, educator and science communicator.
She is dedicated to elevating beekeeping, celebrating pure, natural honey, and eduction about the intricate interconnectedness of gardens, farms, ecology, pollination and the environment, and the importance of all bees!
Bees were part of her life from a young age - her dad started beekeeping as a hobby about 40years ago, encouraged by the gift of a classic beekeeping book from her mum. I became more and more fascinated by these little insects, with their “hive mind” and complex societal behaviours. The more I discovered, the more I knew I had to have my own hive.
In 2018 she wanted to create something bigger than keeping hives for honey and to build upon her knowledge of plants, flora, ecology, science, communication and education, then BUUKAAR WAARUUNG Boutique Apiary and Artisan Honey was born. A niche enterprise that seeks to elevate the understanding and appreciation of bees and beekeeping; celebrates and values pure, raw, natural honey that’s made locally; works with Gardners and farmers to increase knowledge about pollination services and planting bee habitat on their property; and, providing specialist and relevant presentation to networks, group, conferences and events.
So, come along and keep up to date with local conditions that effect your hive, connect with other beekeepers, share resources, improve your apiary skills and learn more about honeybee ecology.
We also have a very special raffle this month. One of our members, Tony A, has very kindly dontated one of his homemade, carefully crafted, beehive stands to our club. Tickets will be sold at this months meeting and, thanks to Tony, someone will be lucky enough to take this lovely piece of equipment home with them. (hive box not included)
Non members are welcome too. Meetings are held at ECOSS, 711 Old Warburton Road, Wesburn, in the ‘Coop’ (past the old house, over the green, down the bottom). Gold coin donation appreciated.