Attend this workshop to learn all about native bees, the solitary and social ones and how to propagate them. The presenter is professional educator and native bee expert, Dr Tobias Smith.
The stunning slide presentation will cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. In the practical sessions, we will open hives and observe the amazing structures within.
We will demonstrate the various ways of propagating hives. You will pick up lots of tips on managing the native social bees, including how to extract honey from them.
Contact for workshop and Rockhampton branch of ANBA: Martin Schlick, firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Tea and coffee will be available at the cafe on campus (Expresso Heaven). The cafe will have basic lunch options (sandwiches, muffins, drinks etc) available for lunch, otherwise you are welcome to bring your own lunch***
The is an event of the the Australian Native Bee Association (ANBA). Note ticket prices ($10 for members, $50 for non-members). It is a smart choice to become a member first ($40 for standard, $30 for concession) and then buy your workshop ticket.
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