We would struggle to survive without bees,they are super-important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables, transferring pollen between the male and female parts, and allowing plants to grow seeds and fruit.
If you want to learn more about the importance of bees,once again the Illawarra Beekeepers are opening the hive doors free for their annual open day event on Saturday 4th May.
Growing in popularity every year, beekeeping has become a hobby for many Sutherland Shire and Sydney residents. The Open Day is an opportunity to showcase the facilities at Sutherland Bee Gardens and allows the community to discover the magnificent world of bees.
Adults, children and even toddlers can dress in protective clothing and take a tour through the apiary to look inside a working bee hive.Throughout the day there will be informative talks and demonstrations on beekeeping and the process involved in honey extraction.
There are stalls with honey, beeswax candles, wax wraps, soaps and other products for sale produced by the Beekeeper members.
There is also the very popular kids corner with games and giveaways. Take some time to enjoy a cuppa with homemade cakes, biscuits or slice, all provided by members or a BBQ sausage on a roll for a bit of lunch, there are honey sandwiches for the little ones or young at heart for that sweet reward.
The Bee Garden is at 98 Eton Street Sutherland and open from 9am to 3pm
See their website for more details www.illawarrabeekeepers.org.au