Gardening for bees: Holistic systems for your gardens to help NZ bees, biodiversity, and food for you.

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Date(s) - 11/10/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

UCOL Atrium


jake with hiveNew Zealand is known internationally as a country focused on outdoors, biodiversity, and that pure ‘clean’ image. But is it so? We as individuals within New Zealand can see impacts on our environment and how it affects our daily lives. With that, many of us have taken to developing our gardens to become more self-sufficient as well as to help the biodiversity of our ecosystem. But, while some things we have done have been with good intentions have inadvertently caused more stresses onto our environment. Beekeeping has been one of these topics where there are more bees than what the country can handle without nearly enough sources of food available. Within this talk, we will focus on how we can add more value to our gardens using permaculture methods by developing & managing them in a way that can not only provide food for your family but also help with increasing biodiversity and food for our honeybee friends.

by Jake Schultz (UCOL lecturer).