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Backyard Beekeeping with Benedict Hughes from The Practical Beekeeper

  • CERES Honey Lane Market Garden Stewart Street Brunswick East, VIC, 3057 Australia (map)


A well-known registered Beekeeper, Benedict manages the beehives and delivers educational courses at CERES. In addition he also works closely with Melbourne’s Bee Sustainable, and he also supplies the bees for Taranaki Farm – an innovative organic farming and community renewal project in the Macedon Ranges.

In this workshop you can expect to learn everything from the inner workings of a bee hive to the healing properties of raw honey; how to maintain a healthy hive; to the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check.

What You Will Learn

The inner workings of a bee hive
The healing properties of raw honey
How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check

What You Get

Weather permitting there will also be a hive opened to allow a hands-on demonstration

What To Bring

Writing materials
Washing up gloves
Wide brim hat (not a sombrero)

What To Wear

Casual. long hair tied back, closed toe footwear

Tickets start at $105 and can be purchased from; You can find out more about The Practical Beekeeper by going here.