To celebrate World Bee Day (20 May) and as part of our Backyard Harvest Stories weekly gardening video series, we are celebrating all things bees to raise awareness about the vital role of bees to a sustainable food system.
Tuesday 19 May, 3-3:30pm: Morgan from 3000acres will be talking about the importance of bees to our food system as well as some basic backyard bee keeping. To watch head to 3000acres Facebook page at 3pm.
Wednesday 20 May 10-10:30am: Join Benedict The Practical Beekeeper as he talks about native bees of Victoria and the European honey bee, how to become a backyard beekeeper, and what you can do at home to help support healthy bee populations. Catch this livestream on The Practical Beekeeper Facebook page at 10am.
If you have children now you can send them to Virtual Bee School! The Practical Beekeeper will help kids to understand and appreciate the European Honey Bee in free online videos. Each video also comes with an Activity Pack of things to do at home or in the classroom. https://www.pollinator-alliance.org.au/bee_school_online
Or why not Waggle for World Bee Day! Visit the World Bee Day Australia website to see entries for the global Waggle Dance Challenge, or post your waggle dance videos with the hashtag #DarebinBackyardHarvest and tag @3000acres and @Darebin City Council so we can see and share your efforts!
Are you already a backyard beekeeper? To share your beekeeping stories as part of our Backyard Harvest Stories sharing project, post your photos or videos of your bee friends or urban bee keeping set up with the hashtag #darebinbackyardharvest.