Workshops: Bugs for kids and bees

School holidays provide a leisurely opportunity to answer all your children’s questions, such as which came first, the birds or the bees, beds or bugs? If, after the third day of relentless questioning, you feel you could do with some expert assistance, why not check out The Farm’s school holiday workshop on bugs?

Ticks for The Farm because the kids are outside, and it’s promoting a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically.

Bugs: 12 October 9.30am–1pm. The Farm say: ‘We start the workshop with an educational, hands-on and fun tour of The Farm where we specifically search for and focus our discussion on beneficial bugs. We talk about why specific bugs are a beneficial part of our ecosystem and what plants help attract them. In craft we make useful butterfly and bug magnets and plant flower seeds to attract beneficial bugs into our garden.’

But if you like really like workshops, you can go during the ‘adult holidays’, which is basically all the time, isn’t it? Why not exponentially increase the number of beings for which you are responsible by becoming a backyard beekeeper?

Bees: 27 October 10am–1pm: Join Willow and Ally for an introduction to beekeeping. Watch a Flow Hive being harvested and have a look through an active Kenyan Top Bar beehive while learning about the basics of natural beekeeping. The morning will cover the lifecycle of bees, seasonal expansion and contraction, the different types of hives and pests and diseases.

More info: The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale

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