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World Bee Day celebrations Sunday May 19th 2019
May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
World Bee Day celebrations on Sunday May 19th 2019
World Bee Day is happening again (Officially on Monday May 20th) to focus our attention on the importance of bees and other pollinators for the health of our planet and for food security. The celebration invites us to learn more about bees of all species and learn ways that we can all ‘Be Bee Friendly!’ In Canberra, the Slovenian, Swedish and Swiss Embassies are hosting the exciting lineup of activities starting at
9am -12pm at The Great Hall at Parliament House with a focus on bee research, biosecurity and international honey tasting from around the globe.
12-3pm The Embassy of Sweden 5 Turrana Street,Yarralumla
for an educational and fun filled event including a Swedish Quiz walk around the gardens with interactive educational displays, fun children’s activities including learning the bees waggle dance which tells where the best flowers are, Nordic dancing and National dress, talks on bees and what to plant in your garden and how to make bee hotels and insights into Australian native bees.
Bring your own Nudie (no rubbish) picnic to share with family and friends.
3pm-6.30pm Parliament House ‘More Than Honey’ prize winning documentary hosted by the Embassy of Switzerland and be engaged by an expert panel on the challenges facing bees. Afterwards a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland.