BEE TALKS AND EDUCATION
Educational presentations for Adults and children of all ages.
The future will belong to the nature-smart-those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need- Richard Louv
My fun presentations are sure to inspire fertile minds to learn more about nature, science and the environment.
Bees are the most important pollinators and responsible for every three mouthfuls of the food we eat!
People can safely observe the intricate behaviour of live bees in a special observation hive.
As also highlight Australias native bees and have a detailed poster for people to view and get more familiar with our other important pollinators.
For these older children of ages 7 and up I also have a fun interactove bee game where the children are able to act out the roles within a bee hive. (Outdoor space needed)
30 minute session - $80
1 hour session - $150
Travel costs for outside of the Southern Mornington Peninsula area apply
Blue Banded bee.
DIY Native bee hotel workshop
A bee hotel helps beneficial insects have a safe space to nest in your garden. Unlike social bees, solitary bees do not create hives, instead they lay their eggs in all kinds of nooks and crannies.
Australia has more than 1,500 species of native bees – the smallest is less than 2mm in length.
Build a bee hotel habitat with recycled materials. Each person is able to build their own “bee hotel” from prepared materials, to bring home and install in their own garden boosting the biodiversity of their home garden.
Appropriate workshop for children (aged 7 and up) and adults.
Time length- 2 hours
Cost- $30 per person (10 person minimum)
Below is an image of my daughter Olive with a completed native bee hotel.
Why rescue the bees?
Bees have been a companion of humans for thousands of years. They make love to the earth through pollination and every aspect of the hive is incredibly healing. Bees are constantly under threat from pesticides or habitat loss. They deserve pur reverence, honour and respect.
Maybe these bees have just shown up and are not sure where they’ll set up home, or maybe they’ve been in your wall for a while and have started to build honey comb and grow their colony.
First things first, don’t panic, close your eyes and listen to their gentle hum. Those bees aren’t interested in attacking you, they’re just looking for a new place to set up their home. In ancient cultures bees showing up at your place was seem as a good omen.. a sign of abundance to come.
When I rescue a swarms of bees or collect a colony and I will give them a new, safe home.
What does it cost to remove the bees?
This depends on where you are and where the bees are. I am located on the Southern end of the Mornington Peninsula. For an easy to reach swarm in a tree or shrub, collection can be as little as $50. For a hive removal (they have already built honeycomb) prices start from $150
If bees are stuck in a wall, a roof, a compost bin or somewhere else that’s tricky as it is like preforming an operation of cutting out the eggs and placing them safely back together into a honeycomb frame. So in this case the collection fee will be more depending on the circumstance.
We try to rescue and save the bees, rather than killing them by a pest controller ! A pest controller is atleast $180.
It is best not to exterminate bees because if the colony is poisioned not only do you kill that colony but you may also kill bees from neighbouring colonys that will come and rob the now toxic honey. This will have a ripple effect of suffrage for the bees. If you have had bees exterminated from a wall in your house it is best to remove all the honey comb as it will start to ferment, damage your walls and attract invasive pests.
All you need to do is to Text me details such as, how long has the colony been in location, where are they located, an idea of the size and a photo would be helpful. I will contact you as soon as I can to make time to remove the colony!
Services are to be paid on location, cost involves insurance, petrol and time.
Give me a call and we can discuss your particular bee situation.
Beeswax wrap workshop
Learn how to make beeswax wraps and help eliminate plastic. A perfect alternative to cling wrap and zip lock bags for covering bowls of leftovers and packing in lunchboxes. These wraps keep food fresh and hygienic, made from beeswax, the wraps are washable, reusable and compostable.
Be part of the solution with a practical and fun sustainability workshop.
What you will learn:
.I will do a short bee talk where you will learn all about bees and where beeswax comes from
.I will talk you through the process and give tips on how to process raw honeycomb into beeswax
.How to make and maintain your own beeswax wraps
What you will get:
. A three pack of ready to use beeswax food wraps
. A jar of raw honey from Save the bees Australia
.a fun and informative workshop
What to bring:
Workshop cost $50
I love to travel, contact me if you would like to organise a group and I may be able to come to you.