Bees, Honey and Beneficial Insects
Anxious about the contents of your honey jar? Source a local beekeeper and support good, clean, fair, local honey.
Every morning I can sit on the back deck of my home eating breakfast knowing the spoonful of honey I enjoy on my cereal comes from the bees I can see buzzing around the avocado trees. A few years ago I was thrilled to discover Paul Wood from Brisbane Backyard Bees was one of my ‘local producers’ and I can buy honey direct from a neighbour at a very reasonable price. Of course, there is an added bonus, and key factor in this beneficial relationship, the bees help to pollinate our fruit trees and flowering plants – and they do this for free!
Honey fraud in Australia is a food security risk to Australian honey that is ‘purest in the world’.
An estimated 65 per cent of agriculture depends on pollination by honey bees.
Slow Food has long promoted a clean agricultural system that protects the landscape, does not harm the environment and preserves biodiversity: the ideal kind of agriculture for the well-being of bee colonies.
Come along and be part of the conversation.
Date: Thursday November 8th
Time: 6.45-9.30 pm
Venue: Jubilee Hall, 180 Jubilee terrace, Bardon
Guest speakers Paul Wood from Brisbane Backyard Bees (SFB Snail of Approval recipient) and Abigail Makim who is an agricultural scientist with a particular interest in the role of beneficial insects in food production.
Supper will be served with a selection of wines. Menu
Cost: $35 members $45 non members
RSVP: 5th November, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings are essential and pre-payment is necessary.
Payment: Please pay Slow Food Brisbane: Bendigo Bank: Acct: 144743507 BSB: 633 000 and include your name in the reference field.