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Showcase at the Market: Woodend Bee-Friendly Society
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Woodend Bee-Friendly Society

Saturday, 5th October 2019 – Woodend Bee-Friendly Society

The Woodend Bee-Friendly Society seeks to promote the sharing of knowledge about beekeeping between aspirants, novices, and experienced beekeepers in Woodend and surrounding areas.

To find out more about the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society, please click here.

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Sustainable House Day 2019
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable House Day 2019

Sunday September 15th is shaping up to be a cracker Sustainable House Day in the Macedon Ranges.

Eight homes will be open in and close to the Macedon Ranges, with owners enthusiastic about sharing their experience at making their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and cheaper to run.

There are two mudbrick houses, a strawbale house and a couple constructed from more familiar materials. There are custom builds and homes that are evolving over time, places “in town” and places on acreage, people who’ve been working on their homes for over 30 years and people who are relative rookies. What they all have is people who are passionate about making their homes work better and sharing their experiences to helping others start or continue their own improvements.

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WBFS Monthly Meeting - July: From the beginning, bees........
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

WBFS Monthly Meeting - July: From the beginning, bees........

This month we will be buzzing through the history of bees and beekeeping
Dr. David Gormley-O'Brien

Following this presentation we will be tasting some sweet honey treats and the fermented nectar of the Gods, mead. Please feel free to contribute to this tasting with anything honey.

Mead or honey wine is the oldest alcoholic drinks known to man. It is made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.

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WBFS Monthly Meeting - June: Preparing for Spring
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

WBFS Monthly Meeting - June: Preparing for Spring

Woodend Bee Friendly Society Photo Competition

It’s time to sort through your bee photos and enter them into the biggest bee photo competition ever.

Worker bees, drone bees, queen bees, beekeepers, bees in the garden, funny bees, angry bees, pretty bees, bee keeping tools, bee hives, bee stings, whatever you can think bees, there’s a category for you to be placed in.

Photos will be displayed at the June WBFS meeting and winners selected by all who attend.

Send your photos through to ross@brierty.com , who will be collecting all the photos up until 8th June, so he can ready them for display.

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Melbourne Knowledge Week - Circular living: designing a sustainable future
May
22
10:30 AM10:30

Melbourne Knowledge Week - Circular living: designing a sustainable future

  • Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street North Melbourne Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are in Melbourne on Wednesday with an hour to spare between 10.30 and 11.30, why not go along to hear a panel discussion on designing a sustainable future, as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week?

Free event - book tickets via the Melbourne Knowledge Week site.

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Woodend Beekeeping Workshop
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Woodend Beekeeping Workshop

  • Woodend Neighbourhood House Woodend (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2 day beginners beekeeping workshops

Introducing you to the world of beekeeping,

we will cover the topics of;

What makes a hive

Personal protective equipment

Beekeeping tools

Bio-security requirements

Hands on experiences

10.30am - 3.00pm Sunday 17th March - registrations full

10.30am - 3.00pm Sunday 24th March - registrations full

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Woodend Bee Friendly Society Monthly Meeting
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Woodend Bee Friendly Society Monthly Meeting

Join us for our February meeting where we will be looking at all things bees under the lens of our new microscope! 
The microscope was purchased for the club via a grant from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council for diagnosing bee diseases. 
Learn about Nosema, what you can do to prevent it and how you can get involved in our citizen science project. 
We’ll also be showcasing some of the fascinating things to be seen when you look close enough, followed by a Q&A at the end of the session.

Woodend Community House 3pm Sunday 17th February

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Woodend Bee Friendly Society | October Meeting | Practical Field Day
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Woodend Bee Friendly Society | October Meeting | Practical Field Day

We are holding our annual Bee Handling Course this Sunday, 21 October 2018. Please note that this replaces our regular bee meeting. Our meetings will resume as normal in November. Places are now closed. For those that registered, please remember to bring your $5 and your bee gear and we'll see you on Sunday! 

If you are not attending our bee handling day on Sunday 21 October, you might like to help the WBFS at the Lancefield Show. The bee caravan will be on show and we will be chatting to the public about all things bees. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please email us (woodendbees@gmail.com)

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Woodend Bee-Friendly Society at the Woodend Community Farmers' Market
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Woodend Bee-Friendly Society at the Woodend Community Farmers' Market

WBFS will be running the bbq at the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market on October 6th to raise funds for the group so that they can be even more effective in promoting beekeeping and the plight of honeybees to schools and the local community. Come and see the Honey-Bubble caravan and talk to the WBFS members to learn more about bees and beekeeping, and what you can do to make your place more bee-friendly.

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WBFS Meeting in August: Bees' Wax
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

WBFS Meeting in August: Bees' Wax

At the WBFS meeting Sunday 19th August we will be discussing bees wax.

We’ve all known about the amazing benefits of HONEY for a long time but did you know that Bees wax was just as remarkable and has many more uses than you would have thought.

At the WBFS meeting Sunday 19th August, Samantha Rixon and Jim Sansom will be presenting uses of this truly wonderful substance, Bees wax, for both in and outside of your home.

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WBFS July Meeting: Native Bees
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

WBFS July Meeting: Native Bees

At the WBFS meeting this month Sally Scopel is going to focus on the exciting world of native bees and draw our attention to the hundreds of different species of native bees that could be in our gardens in the Macedon Ranges and neighbouring regions. In this session, Sally will give hints on how to distinguish between flies and wasps; what we can do to encourage native bees to flourish in our gardens; ideas for bee hotels, hints and tips; and an indication of the citizen projects out there where we can record our sightings.

The session promises to be fun with pop quizzes with prizes. All are welcome. Please bring $5 and a small plate to share.

When: 3-4.30pm Sunday 15th July

Where: Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, Woodend

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