The June meeting comes from the Brisbane branch, on Sunday 6 June, at 1 pm, Brisbane time. The main event will be a talk by Greg Coonan ”Keeping Australian Native Stingless Bees”.
Abstract: Greg’s presentation covers his journey from getting his first hive and becoming instantly addicted to becoming an experienced practitioner. He discusses the advice given to new and potential native beehive owners, followed by an outline of the native beekeeping practices that work consistently well.
Greg Coonan is passionate about fishing, grandchildren and native stingless beekeeping, in no particular order. The image below captures aspects of these loves. When he retired in 2015 he had the time and energy to grow and expand on his native beekeeping hobby into a hobby/business to become semi-retired. A key focus of his hobby business continues to be helping others gain the knowledge and confidence to keep native stingless bees. When talking about his hobby he will often tell people that, by turning his hobby into a hobby/business, it has given him the opportunity to meet really nice people from diverse backgrounds and interests on a daily basis. Starting these people on their native beekeeping journey is rewarding and has helped him to make new friends some of whom have helped with the preparation of his book for which he is grateful. Greg is author of a 2021 book titled: “Keeping Australian Native Stingless Bees”.
All are welcome to attend in person, $5 fee for non-members. NOTE NEW VENUE: Bulimba Community Centre, 1 Barramul St, Bulimba, Brisbane. We will attend to some branch affairs following the talk from 2-3 pm.
ANBA members can attend virtually using a link that will be sent in an email.
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