Bee Fair October 6th 2013 at Fair Harvest
10 am – 4pm
A celebration of the humble bee.
We all know that bees are an important part of our lives, but how important are they really, could we survive without bees?
Learn about backyard bee keeping, encouraging native bees and the medicinal uses of honey . . Watch how to make creamed honey and beeswax candles and taste locally harvested honey.
Find out about what is affecting the worlds bee populations and why Western Australian bees are some of the healthiest in the world. We will also be screening the beautiful film “Queen of the Sun”
This is a day to come out with the family and learn more about these precious little creatures that play such a huge part in the cycle of life.
This day is part of the “Seed and Food Freedom Fortnight”
Program for the day
Gate opens at 10 am for displays and kids activities
11am Introduction to backyard beekeeping with Luke Fulton
11.30 Visit the bee hives with Luke (limited numbers)
12 pm Honey Extraction
1 pm Warre Hives and alternative Bee Keeping methods with Ken Wylie
2 pm Medicinal uses of honey with Felicity Haynes
2 pm Visit the bee hives with Luke Fulton (limited numbers)
2.20 Movie (Queen of the Sun)
Displays and activities
Life cycle of Bees
Threats to the world bee population
Candle Making with natural bees wax
Honey extraction equipment display
Backyard beekeeping display
Painting with bees wax
Entry $20 per car (so car pool to pay less)
Bring a picnic to enjoy in our gardens
(you can buy a coffee and a sweet treat)