Backyard Beekeeping Bowral
Love honey? Love bees? Get suited up and visit a local hive. In this activity, you'll arrive at my home in Bowral (address supplied after booking) and, after a quick look over my hives (from a distance) we'll start with a honey tasting (with morning tea of fresh scones). I like to think of it as "tasting the seasons" as I'll take you through honey taken from the same hives at different times of the year. You'll get to try bushfire honey, early spring and honey a week old. This leads beautifully into an overview of a colony and the lifecycle of a honey bee, queen and drones. We'll then "suit up" in a professional sting proof suit and collect leaves and bark to light a smoker. After this, we will go to the hives and you'll be shown through the different styles, including the new Flow Hive and the process of doing a standard inspection. We will check the laying pattern of the queen, check for honey stores, and check for pests. If we're lucky we'll find "Liz" the current queen. You will need fully enclosed shoes to be able to do this. Ideally leather boots. Everything else is provided. Also, keep in mind that we "smoke" the hive and you will end up smelling of eucalyptus smoke.
Exhibition and Live Events with Artist Steve Salo
The 14th Whitewall Art Projects Gallery will be hosting artist Steve Salo on March 13-14. Join on Wingecarribee River to view the artist in action, painting En Plein Air from 10am. These live painting sessions will be followed by Portrait Painting sessions in the gallery from 2pm. The official opening of 'Steve Salo' exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 13 from 4:00-6:00pm. For those that want a little more, we have a masterclass available on Thursday, March 11 (limited numbers and fees apply).
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