Native Bee Masterclass: Build a Bee Hotel

How to make a bee hotel



2 hours Class size 12 to 40     label $90


Did you know that Australia is home to over 1,700 bee species? Our buzzing buddies are an integral part of our biodiversity, playing a vital role in pollinating our plants. In this workshop we’ll dive into their world by building biodiversity and sustainability in your backyard, learning all about native bees, their important role in pollination and how to create a bee haven!  

You’ll get the low down on Australia’s native bees, how to identify them, the co-evolution of bees with flowering plants, nesting behaviours, buzz pollination and blue-banded bees, creating a bee-friendly habitat, increasing insect biodiversity and the plight of the commercial honeybee population, as well as getting your hands dirty building a bee hotel out of recycled and suitable nest materials.

After building our AirBee&Bee’s we’ll create bee bombs for your garden, chock full of seeds they love! 

Save the bees!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

    • All materials provided
    • Buzz and Dig handout sheet for attracting native bees to your garden.
    • Bee hotel to pop in your backyard, courtyard or balcony
    • Bee-friendly seed bombs
    • Bee-friendly seed packet
What to bring

    • Just yourself and any questions you have!
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Katrina from Buzz & Dig

Katrina from Buzz & Dig

4.8 (5)
30k

Buzz and Dig run sustainable workshops that aim to reconnect individuals with nature found in their own gardens. Katrina currently delivers nativebee workshops that can include building a bee hotel using recycled materials, and/or enable you to create a bee-friendly garden to encourage urban biodiversity at a micro-level.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (1458)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


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Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Johanna  •  Feb 2021


I learnt a lot about bees. The class had a good mix of information and practical building activities.

Aviel Lee  •  Feb 2021


The teacher was very knowledgeable on the subject and explained things clearly.

It was also very fun to build my first ever bee hotel.

The $10 discount when bringing a mate was also a nice touch, worth it!

Hayley Stanich  •  Feb 2021


I really enjoyed this class and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about native bees or the local Australian enrichment! It’s suitable for all ages and I had a lot of fun creating my own little bee hotel and bee bombs to take home with me. Katrina was also a lovely host and I was inspired by her enthusiasm and captivating personality! 5 stars from me xxx

Gardening workshop review by Hayley Stanich

Moana Quiatol  •  Mar 2020


I had a great time at Katrina's workshop over the week end. Katrina is an enthusiastic, welcoming and passionate instructor who gave us a chance to discover more about Australian native bees! I did find the workshop very interesting and eye opening. Looking forward to seeing them all in nature now.

Shani Wong  •  Mar 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Thanks so much for the class. It's been an informative class, and really enjoyed making the bee hotel.
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