The “Bee Kind” Family Day: Exploring the science, nature, sustainability & Beekeeping at Max Biocare Research Park

We are still buzzing with excitement after hosting our “Bee Kind” Family Day Autumn event. The day was a huge success, with children from all over joining us, to learn about beekeeping, science, and the importance of sustainability. This event was not only educational but also incredibly fun, and we were thrilled to see so everyone getting involved in protecting our environment.  

The event was held at Max Biocare Research Park in Yinnar, Gippsland, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended for their involvement and support. We are especially grateful to all the beekeepers from the Gippsland Apiary Association, local schools and teachers, Lions club, Yinnar 1st Scout group, and Webster’s Butchery in Yinnar, without whom the event wouldn’t have been possible. 

One of the main aims of the event was to emphasize the significance of protecting the environment, especially the crucial role played by bees and other pollinators in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem health. Without these pollinators, several ecosystems would be drastically altered, or even cease to exist. This is why it’s essential to raise awareness about their importance, and our event served as an excellent platform for doing just that.  


Tim Neave and his science class

Max Biocare Research Park is committed to supporting research and actions that aim to tackle national and global challenges that pose a threat to honeybee populations. We believe that it’s our collective responsibility to ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty and benefits of nature. That’s why we’re committed to raising community awareness about the significance of bees and their important roles in the ecosystem and food security. It was heart-warming to see so many children taking an interest in nature, plants, and science.   

We believe that it’s vital to educate the next generation about sustainability and environmental protection, and events like Bee Kind help to achieve that goal. Overall, the Bee Kind autumn event was a huge success, and we hope to continue organizing similar events in the future.  

Linda Neave providing an explanation on the process of honey extraction

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