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Engaging horticulture with native bee pollinators

  • 16 Jun 2023
  • 09:00 - 17:00 (ACST)
  • Northern Territory Farmers Association (Shop 15A Coolalinga Shopping Centre 460 Stuart Highway, Coolalinga Northern Territory
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Managing native bee pollinators of rambutan, mango, watermelon, jackfruit and Kakadu plum.

Presented by Dr Tim Heard and Dr James Mackinson, funded by AgriFutures, and supported by the Northern Territory Farmers Association.

Friday, 16 June, 9 am – 5pm

Note the alternative date of Wednesday, 14 June, 9 am – 5pm,

We will exchange information on how to increase the yield of your crops by boosting number of native bee pollinators. You will learn about:

  • Bees, their biology, life cycle, social life, nesting and foraging behaviour
  • Flower structure, biology, and pollination of relevant local crops
  • Managing your farm agroecosystem to protect and encourage native bees
  • Propagation and management of native stingless bee hives on farms

Dr Tim Heard is an entomologist, stingless bee keeper and promoter of native bees for pollination, honey, education, and conservation. He is an ex-CSIRO research scientist, secretary of the Australian Native Bee Association and organiser of the Australian Native Bee conference. He regularly presents workshops and seminars, talks on radio and is the author of multi award winning and best-selling “The Australian Native Bee Book”.

Light lunch and refreshments will be served. 

For additional information or queries please contact: Tim Heard, 0434 416053,

or Dominic Calder, NT Farmers Association, 0439 243846

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