A new group for aspiring bee keepers

Published 27 May 2016. Do you love honey? Do you want to have your own bee hive but don't know where to start?...

Do you love honey? Do you want to have your own bee hive but don't know where to start?

Following on from a successful bee keeping course recently hosted by Watershed Landcare, plus further interest from other practising and ‘would be’ apiarists, Watershed Landcare is looking at forming a group to provide support and capacity building for individuals with an interest in bees and bee keeping.
The inaugural Mudgee Bee Keeping Group meeting will be held on Tuesday 31 May at 6pm in the upstairs lounge of the Oriental Hotel.

All practising and aspiring apiarists are welcome to come along and have some input into how this group will operate and what it would like to achieve at future meetings.
We are looking for input into timing and regularity of meetings, topics for discussion and potential guest speakers.

Also on the agenda for discussion is the purchase of equipment for use by group members and the possibility of establishing a 'community' hive.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Agness Knapik, Watershed Landcare Co-ordinator, on 0435 055 493 or info@watershedlandcare.com.au.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Watershed Landcare will be hosting a Farm Walk on Saturday 28 May at Eastwood, Rylstone, to explore the incorporation of an undeveloped block of 20 hectares into a mixed grazing system.

The landholders will discuss their strategies and future management plans for this block, including their approach for managing Sifton Bush.

The Farm Walk is free to attend for Watershed Landcare members and $10 for non-members, with a BBQ lunch provided.

For further information or to RSVP contact Claudia Wythes, Watershed Landcare Co-ordinator, on 0412 011 064 or by email: claudia.wythes@watershedlandcare.com.au.

This event is supported by Watershed Landcare through partial funding from the Australian Government's 25th Anniversary Landcare grants and the Central Tablelands Local Land Services.