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Saturday 9th March 2013 – (10.00 – 14.00)

Beekeeping and the production of Honey

Edu beekeepingBeekeeping can be labour-intensive during certain times of the year and the practice of apiculture requires a sound knowledge of the honey bees’ behavior. This session shall consist of a presentation by a local professional beekeeper, involving the various stages in the production of honey and related equipment. Themes within the presentation shall include:

- Different roles of bees within a colony. How do normal bees differ from the queen bee?

- Basic make-up of a hive and its function and life-cycle

- Why do bees sting?

- How do bees communicate?

- A Bee’s life cycle

The second part of the session will focus on the role of honey in history, culture and folklore, in particular its use to treat a variety of ailments. Participants will be given a taste of a traditional drink made with locally produced honey.

At the end of the session the participants will be given a certificate of attendance

At the Folklore Museum, Citadel, Gozo. For children aged 10 years and over. Maximum number of participants is 20.

Booking required. To book a place, please call on 23954239.

All the HM children’s activities are by booking: - this link provides up to date information on what is fully booked http://heritagemalta.wordpress.com/current-events/educational-events-2/ .

Price 5 Euro. Culture Card accepted. Culture Card

When booking for this event please let them know you saw it advertised on www.maltababyandkids.com


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