Monday, January 6, 2020

Introducing Apis: natural beekeeping group

Introducing Apis, the newest member of the HRN family - a free informal community group whose aim is to encourage people to learn more about European honey bees and how to care for them.

Natural beekeeping is a bee-first approach that prioritises the health of bees, allowing them to build natural honey comb. The result is happy, immune-robust bees and delicious raw honey that is harvested only when sufficient honey is available.

Rather than focussing on taking from the bees, natural beekeeping is equally about giving back, where bees are given the freedom to:

  • construct natural comb,
  • determine their own cell size, population mix, colony size, 
  • rear their own queens and drones, and
  • swarm

Are you as excited about this as we are?! To kick things off Apis is hosting a potluck dinner and short film night where we will decide where and how often we will meet, and what natural beekeeping methods we'd like to focus on.

The details of the dinner are:

Friday February 7
6.30pm – 9pm
6 Tierneys Lane, Daylesford
No need to RSVP, just come along

BYO dish to share for dinner (with as many local ingredients as possible) plus a plate & cutlery. Please note this is a waste free event so no single use plastic please.

You do not need to have any prior bee-keeping experience or knowledge. If you are thinking about keeping bees, or are simply fascinated by these magical, mythical creatures please come along.

Hope you can bee there!

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