Native Bee Workshop

Making a home for native bees is a great way to start increasing biodiversity in your backyard.

One of the biggest challenges for the future of our natural heritage is arresting the decline in biodiversity due to habitat loss, change in land use and climate change. Making a home for native bees is a great way to start increasing biodiversity in your backyard.

Sylvia Cornwell, proudly known as ‘The Mad Bee Lady’, has been keeping honeybees for 40 years and is a passionate and informed advocate of all things concerning bees. Sylvia will introduce you to this diverse and fascinating group of insects with a dynamic discussion about the ecology and importance of native bees to our ecosystems.

After a delicious morning tea, you will be shown how to make a Bee Hotel designed to attract the beautiful Blue Banded Bee, and receive one to take home. The day with finish with a tour of the Retford Park garden to look at how to make your garden more bee friendly.

 

  • Tickets (includes morning tea): National Trust members $55, general admission adults $65, concession $60. Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite.
  • Enquiries: Please contact the Property Manager, Ann Frederick via afrederick@nationaltrust.com.au

Plan your Visit

Retford Park

Address:

1325 Old South Road, Bowral
(See directions above)

Phone:
02 4861 1933
Email:
retfordpark@nationaltrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

Garden Visit - Timed Entry: (Bookings are essential)

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm (last session 3pm)

National Trust members - FREE
Adults - $15
* Concession - $10
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)
Family- $35

Bookings are essential. There is no food and beverage service on site, we recommend packing water, snacks and lunch for your visit.

Tour of the House & Garden Visit - Timed Entry: (Bookings are essential)
3 tours per day: Tours commencing at 10.30am, 12.15pm & 2pm.

National Trust members - $17
Adults - $28
* Concession - $20
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)

Please note: To ensure we can manage timed entry and safe physical distancing, we are asking visitors to pre-purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Booking fees will apply.

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