Stuart Anderson, Co-Inventor of the Flow Hive
Backyard Bees Event with City of Moonee Valley
The Clocktower Centre
750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 View Map
11am - 1pm Wednesday 22 November 2017
Register here (free event)
Some wonderful things are happening for urban beekeeping in Melbourne. Innovative local council, The City of Moonee Valley, have an exciting new program that is saving bees and re-homing them into roof-top hives. The program, called ‘Moonee Valley Bees’, is supporting residents to phone the Council when they have an unwanted swarm of bees and the Council’s apiarist is sent out to rescue the swarm and help the bees settle into their new beehive homes.
The beehives, positioned atop Council’s roofs consist of a Brood Box made by the local Alberfeldie Men’s Shed project and then a Flow Super is popped on top, to make roof-top honey harvesting easier.
Join the celebration by coming along for a free talk for anyone interested in backyard beekeeping or being a friend of local native bees.
Stuart Anderson - co-inventor of the Flow Hive
Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck - urban beekeeping expert from the University of Melbourne
Bees are essential to pollinating our food crops so finding new ways to support bees, and their habitat in urban landscapes is crucial. We congratulate the work of the City of Moonee Valley and other organisations with their own unique bee programs.
Tips from Moonee Valley Bees
Plant bee-friendly flowers in your garden
Reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides or pesticides when gardening
Install a pollinator house / native beehive / insect hotel
Great advice! To find out more about planting a bee-friendly garden and making a pollinator house, check out our Get a BUZZ from a Bee-friendly Garden fact sheet.
From Cedar, Stu and the whole team at Flow. PS: Remember to register for the (free) event if you want to go along. Stu looks forward to seeing you there!