Waipā celebrates Bee Aware Month
Council is hosting two free Bee Aware Month events this September – a talk from a local beekeeper and an online beeswax wrap workshop.
Community services manager, Sally Sheedy, said Bee Aware Month raises awareness of the critical role bees play for both the environment and economy.
“We are encouraging our residents to take actions that help bees – things like growing bee-friendly plants, using pesticides safely and supporting our local beekeepers who work hard to protect and nurture bees.”
Local beekeeper Tim Hansen, of Hansen Honey in Pirongia, is giving a talk about demystifying manuka honey standards at 6.30pm, Friday 18 September at the Te Awamutu Library. Registrations are required for the event and can be made at the library website, waipalibraries.org.nz/events.
A free online beeswax wrap workshop is also on offer from 7pm, Thursday 24 September where attendees can learn how to make their own beeswax wrap at home.
Workshop participants will receive a free beeswax wrap starter kit following the workshop. Further details about the ‘How to: Make a beeswax wrap’ event are on Council’s Facebook page.
Bee Aware Month is an annual educational campaign organised by Apiculture New Zealand and supported by bee lovers across New Zealand.