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Join us for a special event during pollinator week as we learn about the importance of native bees and other pollinators that play a vital role in food production and plant reproduction. This event will be an educational seminar-style presentation on everything BEES and pollinators by Dr Megan Halcroft.
Megan will give us an insight into the curious lives of native bees. You will learn about:
- The importance of bees and other pollinators in our gardens;
- Plant/bee co-evolution;
- Honey bees’ role in food security;
- The pollinator/bee crisis;
- Comparison of native social bees (honey and stingless bees);
- Comparison of native solitary and semi-social bees; and
- How to support native bee populations in our backyards.
Following the talk, you will have the opportunity to explore the gardens at the Sustainability Hub and see how many different species of pollinators you can can spot at work in the garden.
This workshop is free for Blacktown City residents. If you are not a resident then please phone us on 98396055. Places are limited at booking is essential. If this workshop becomes booked out your name will be put on a waitlist and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.
This workshop is not suitable for children under 15 yrs.
When & Where
Blacktown City Council
The Sustainable Living Workshop series is run by Sustainable living Blacktown, an initiative of Blacktown City Council.
New workshops are announced on eventbrite, the BlacktownCityCouncil facebook page, and the Council website, and our Sustainable living Blacktown newsletter. Please be aware that bookings open approximately 6-8 weeks in advance of each workshop.
Please note some workshops and events have a fee associated with them to cover material costs and expences. Fees will be listed on the event page. Payment must be made online at the time of booking.
Workshop places are limited. Booking is essential. You must register to attend a workshop either via eventbrite or by calling 9839 6055 during office hours.
Do you live outside the Blacktown City Council area?
Our workshops are heavily subsidised or provided free to residents with costs covered by our ratepayers. Blacktown City residents will get priority over non-residents when booking. If you are a non-resident do not book online, instead please phone us and you will be put on a waitlist. You will be notified before the workshop if there is available space. There may be an additional fee for non-residents.
Workshop changes and cancellations
Some workshops may be postponed due to low numbers, or other circumstances outside of our control. If this happens you will recieve an email notification. A reminder/confirmaiton email is sent 48hours prior to the event to confirm the workshop is going ahead.
Unable to attend or want to cancel your ticket?
Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend an event so places can be offered to others on a waiting list. You can also cancel your ticked online through eventbrite. Frequent non-attendance at events may result in events being cancelled and individual bookings being refused or given lower priority booking status.
Unless specified, these workshops are not suitable for children under 15yrs.