Edible Garden City and Melbourne City Rooftop Honey are proud to present our FIRST-EVER urban beekeeping workshop. Spend an afternoon with us to learn all about these gentle, hardworking insects that help pollinate our fruit trees (you can say their efforts literally bear fruit for us) and tirelessly collect nectar to make delicious, nutritious honey that's as good as gold.
THIS WORKSHOP COVERS
- The plight of honey bees around the world
- Why and how bees make honey
- The benefits of honey and how to use it
- Why urban beekeeping? Urban vs. Rural
- Beekeeping insights for Singapore
- What we can do to make our cities more bee friendly
- The art of tasting honey, with accompanying fine-dining canapes from Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Isaac HenrySeats for this inaugural event are highly limited, so get your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment!YOUR INVESTMENT$60 including all taxes and materials
3-5pm on Saturday, 1st September 2018ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Concerned by a growing sense of disconnect between food production and consumption, and inspired by hundred year old practices in Europe, Vanessa and Mat are urban beekeepers from Melbourne City Rooftop Honey who strive to bring bees back to the city. They aim to be part a global effort to help save the honey bee from the various threats of disease and human habitation.Olivia is a gardener, nature lover and believer of a sustainable society. She writes about gardening and sustainable living on her blog – The Tender Gardener, and raises awareness of environment-related issues through non-profit environmental society, Green Drinks (Singapore), where she is the President and Co-founder. Very much a homebody, she likes to spend time in her garden, growing edible plants and fussing over her naughty chickens.ABOUT MELBOURNE CITY ROOFTOP HONEY
Melbourne City Rooftop Honey seeks to address issues of sustainability and raise awareness of the importance of bees whilst creating delicious honey. By placing hives on the roof spaces of cafés, restaurants, hotels and private gardens in and around Melbourne, they have reduced the distance from hive to home to mere metres.
ABOUT THE CHEF
Chef Isaac Henry trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris in 2010 and has completed stints in various Michelin-starred restaurants around the world - most recently, the one-starred Whitegrass in CHIJMES (one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018). He is uses organic, farm-fresh ingredients to create dishes that balance authentic simplicity with culinary skill honed to knife-edge perfection, pairing flavour with aesthetic appeal with ease and flair.
Urban Beekeeping Workshop
In the spirit of sustainable living and eco-consciousness, we would like to urge everyone to bring your own bag to carry your take-aways home after your workshop session!
1. All workshop tickets are non-refundable.
2. Participants are required to show proof of purchase by producing the workshop tickets in digital or physical form.
3. Any exchange of workshop dates or participant names will be considered on case-by-case basis.
Participants should inform us of any proposed changes at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days before the actual day of the workshop.
4. In the case of no-show, late attendance or early departure, no refund, replacement, make-up or exchange will be made.
5. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice at any time and at the sole discretion of Citizen Farm.