We are extremely lucky to have Andrew Colwell, a local Queanbeyan resident who works in horticulture come to support our event. His work sparked his passion for the environment and highlighted to him a gap in the local area for bee keeping services and knowledge. Over the past few years he has developed his bee keeping practices that are specific to the local area as well as spreading his knowledge about bee friendly plants. He is a swarm collector for the local area and enjoys giving back to the community through sharing his knowledge.
We are inviting everyone to come and be part of our bee-friendly garden creation with Andrew as we open up the freshly restored award-winning Hive for the Australian Heritage Festival.
The Queanbeyan Hive is a cultural hub and gallery that fosters the cross pollination of ideas, knowledge and creativity.
Now that the Hive building has been restored, its newly created gardens beds are ready to be brought to life.
We will concentrate on creating a cottage theme – we’re thinking Lavender, Rosemary, Salvias, Cat mint, Sea-side Daisy… If you have something that flowers and grows well in your local garden we are also seeking donations to help create a flourishing and bee-friendly garden.
We are also thinking maybe Pineapple Sage… we want to sow bee-friendly seeds now that will emerge in Spring (Cosmos, cornflowers, coneflowers, borage) and also want Wisteria for our fence areas.
Find out what it really takes to keep bees. Taste some local honey. Discover the secrets to planting a bee-friendly garden. All at the Queanbeyan Hive Sunday 19 May from 11-3pm.