September is Bee Aware Month at Arataki – Expert Sessions and Films

Arataki Visitor Centre is hosting  a series of events, information sessions and films about bees and beekeeping @ Arataki Visitor Center.  Well worth a visit, and don’t forget to support Oratia’s local honey at the honesty box on Parker Rd.

Information from Auckland Council below or link to full details here.

Bee Aware at Arataki: National Bee Month.


Film schedule

  • Sunday 7 September, 2pm-3.30pm – Vanishing of the Bees (film)
  • Sunday 14 September, 2pm-3.30pm – Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (film)
  • Sunday 21 September, 2pm-3.30pm – More than Honey (film)
  • Sunday 28 September, 2pm-3.30pm – Tales from the Hive (film)

Expert sessions

Over three sessions, experts will talk about the very real issues facing our bees:

    • Tales From Our Hives – Saturday 6 September, 3pm-4pm – Join the beekeepers from Earthbound Honey and the Town Hall Apiary as they talk about Urban vs Rural beekeeping.
    • Bees and Conservation – Sunday 14 September, 1pm-2pm – Experts from the Auckland Beekeepers’ Club will focus on pollination and creating a healthy environment for our bees through education and conservation. Take home your own bee-friendly native plant and see a live hive.
    • Backyard Beekeeping for All – Sunday 28 September, noon-1pm – Meet the team from Beezthings and their bees. learn about setting up your own hives, and talk about bee-friendly projects around Auckland.


When 1-28 September
Where Arataki Visitor Centre
300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi
Cost Gold coin donation to support ongoing events at the park
Booking details Call 09 817 0089 for details and informationLarge groups – please book as spaces are limited
Contact Vanda Karolczak