Half-day workshops at the BeeZotted shed, Mooloolah Valley, Sunshine Coast, QLD:
- Sat 3rd April
- Sat 1st May
Further dates to be announced – or call 0499 886 899 to arrange a date.
Time: 9am to 1pm
Maximum 10 participants per workshop. Contact Matthew to secure your place.
Investment: $55, includes morning tea with home-cooked damper.
Australian Native Bee Association, Brisbane Branch meeting
- Sun 4th April
These mini workshops are tailored to participants’ needs or skill requirements. Workshop topics and activities could include anything from how to educt a hive from a log or a box, how to make a box, how to carve your log, extract ‘honey’ the bee-friendly way, learn general bee knowledge, attract solitary bees, pest management, how to find native bees in the bush or in suburbia, story telling and didgeridoo performance, and ‘honey’ tasting.
Bookings essential. To work out your best date and workshop agenda please email or phone Matthew 0499 886 899.
Matthew is Beezotted about running native bee workshops for schools and community groups. Fairholme College in Toowoomba is still buzzing from its BeeZotted performance, as are groups in Sydney, Tamworth, Inverell, Warialda, Barabra, Manilla, Millmerran, Leyburn, Cobb & Co Museum Toowoomba, Tenterfield, Bribie Island, Caloundra, Mooloolah Valley, Mundubbera, Brisbane, Stanthorpe, Moree, Singleton, Scone, Muswellbrook, Denman, Merriwa, Broome and Kununurra.
From 2018-2020 BeeZotted facilitated numerous village workshops in Markham Valley, Papua New Guinea, for the Switpela Bi Hani project run by PNG Biomass.
About the workshops
In the past few years BeeZotted has run workshops at scores of Queensland, WA and NSW day care centres, kindergartens, primary and high schools. There are some of the principals’ testimonials on our home page, and lots of pics and more testimonials on the BeeZotted Facebook page. The following link gives a great visual of Matthew’s tour of 12 schools in three days across two States: Waggamba Landcare
In NSW, WA and Queensland Matthew has run community workshops championed by Landcare, local gardening and environmental groups, and enthusiastic individuals.
Workshops are tailored to the customer’s requirements. School workshops tend to be shorter and more action-packed. A typical running sheet for a day-long community workshop may include some or all of the following:
What: Learn bee care so they can care for you and your garden
- What’s all the fuss about Australian native stingless and solitary bees?
- Bees found in the area and latest information on their care
- Solitary bees: what are they and how to attract them to your garden
- How to quickly identify a bee or insect
- Pollination, predators: the good, bad and ugly
- How, when and why to educt a boxed or log hive
- Transfer a hive from log to box
- How to find bees in the bush
- Box designs and bee rescue
- ‘Honey’ tasting and story time