When: 10.30 - 12.30 Saturday 9 August
Where: Books for Cooks (at Ladro - 224A Gertrude St - just across the road)
Price: $59.95 (includes brunch, drinks, a copy of Doug Purdie’s ‘Backyard Bees: a guide for the beginner beekeeper’, & a Books for Cooks voucher) via Eventbrite or below.
Bees are a part of everyone’s life whether we know it or not. They are critically necessary to our food supply and food security. Without bees much of our fruit and vegetables would be in short supply. Worryingly many of the bees of the Industrialised world are under threat.
Thankfully ‘beevangelists’ around the world have been establishing and reinvigorating bee communities and hives in local gardens, community buildings and even on restaurant rooftops.
Doug Purdie is one such ‘beevangelist’. He never set out to become a beekeeper, but bees found him, and in the past 5 years between his business The Urban Beehive and his involvement with amateur beekeeping, he has become a leading voice and activist in the fight for bees in Sydney.
Doug has now written a wonderfully personal and evocative yet practical book on the gentle art of beekeeping. With Doug’s book just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood! And whether you have a hive or not, Backyard Bees also includes 20 great recipes using honey.
Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing & maintaining a hive through the seasons including extensive advice on choosing a hive & the equipment you will need and case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life.
Our friends across the road at Ladro are also part of the good fight and together with Rooftop Honey (the Melbourne equivalent of Doug’s Urban Beehive) are the host of a community of bees on their rooftop.
So it seemed appropriate that Doug join us at Ladro for brunch on Saturday the 9th August to share his passion and love for bees, all things honey and how to keep bees!
Please join us!
Each ticket includes a generous brunch, drinks, a copy of Backyard Bees ($34.95) & a Books for Cooks voucher