School Holiday Workshop
Indigenous Bee Hotels
with Bianca Easton and Rooftop Bees

School Holiday Workshop
Indigenous Bee Hotels
with Bianca Easton and Rooftop Bees

Event status:
coming soon
Program type:
School Holiday workshop for Kids
Date:
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Time:
1pm
Duration:
180 minutes
Location:

Lev 3
KHT
Birrarung Building
Fed Square
Narrm

Admission:

Free but bookings required

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School Holiday Workshop<br>Indigenous Bee Hotels<br>with Bianca Easton and Rooftop Bees

Join Boon Wurrung woman and maker Bianca Easton in an immersive afternoon of learning, making and tasting.  Come to explore the needs and characteristics of Indigenous bees, and work to create a safe space for these wandering insects.

Australian native bees are important pollinators of numerous fruit and nut crops, vegetables, our valuable wildflowers and native plants. Most are solitary bees that nest in the ground or inside cavities in vegetation.

Working with natural, sustainable and recycled materials – kids will make a functional, eco-friendly and creative object to take home.  As well as a sampling of honey!

We will also meet with the people from Rooftop Bees who look after the hives of honey bees on the roof of Fed Square.  They will talk to us about the difference between their bees and our Indigenous bees – and about how both are important to our local environments.

A fantastic day to come to Fed Square, with the Little Food Festival running in the Main Square from 10am – 3pm.

  • All tools and materials supplied.
  • Light catering provided.
  • Free but bookings required.  
  • This is a workshop suitable for kids 5+
  • All kids must be supervised and assisted by an adult.
  • Just book a place for kids – supervising adults do not need a ticket.
  • We will be working with tin cans and bamboo – both of which can be potentially sharp.
  • If you or your child have a honey allergy, we recommend not attending.

ABOUT BIANCA

Bianca Easton is a proud Boon Wurrung woman who was born and raised in Naarm around the coast of the Bay. 

The coastline, waterways, plants, animals and County in general inspire my ever evolving  art practice and I am alway looking to learn more. 

I have also been very fortunate and grateful to learn to weave from  Elders and other community members and now enjoy teaching others this craft, especially the next generation. 

I am passionate about art and being creative, and believe that it is incredibly healing, a way to reconnect with self, Culture, community and a valuable tool to help deal with trauma and to practise self care. 

 

ABOUT ROOFTOP BEES

We are first generation beekeepers and we run a conscious impact-focused business. We seek to benefit humans, organisations, bees and the environment through our work.

Being the custodian of bees is a great honour. There are so many powerful lessons we can learn from bees. Our mission is to share the wonder and magic of bees with as many people and organisations as possible.

Bees keep us grounded. Bees strengthen a community’s connection to nature. Bees highlight bigger sustainability and environmental issues and challenges. Bees are the catalyst for change.

We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family, and The Orloff Family Charitable Trust.

photo supplied by Bianca Easton