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Secret Life Of Bees: Open Hive Experience

Immerse yourself in a curious experience held at an urban apiary in the centre of Ballarat – Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat.

Designed to provide a glimpse into the secret life of bees, this urban farm is owned by local beekeepers Amanda and Scott who will take you on a hands-on journey through a working honey bee hive – providing expert commentary on the machinations of a honey bee colony.

Sport your own protective gear, hold a honey frame full of bees, taste warm fresh honey straight from the hive, observe and understand bee behaviours and assigned colony roles, and test your own skills as a honey sommelier. Round off your session with some fresh honey from the hive and a taste of unique honey flavours in a curated honey and mead tasting session. You’ll even be able to take home a jar of your favourite Ballarat Wild Bush Honey variety.

Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat is located in beautiful tree-lined Errard Street, their urban farm boasts a Mediterranean inspired food forest. The session will also feature an exploration of their fascinating urban farming environment.

This event is part of new series of hands-on experiences that celebrate what Ballarat is made of. Join artisan producers to learn more about what is made and grown in the region. Find a workshop that feeds your curiosity now at

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07 Oct 2023 - 23 Mar 2024

13:00 - 14:30

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.