Saturday, June 15, 2024

Responsible beekeeping – European and native Australian honeybees – Cormac Farrell (Head beekeeper at Parliament of Australia

How can we keep bees ethically and sustainably while harvesting their delicious honey?

In this episode, Cormac Farrell, head beekeeper at the Parliament of Australia, explains what bees do, how they do it, and how we as humans can responsibly use them as livestock to obtain a yield for ourselves.

As a professional gardener, it’s a topic that comes up from time to time, and even if you have no intention of managing hives of your own, it helps to have an understanding of the topic so you can at least hold a conversation with your beekeeping clients and friends.