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Managing native bee pollinators on your farm

  • 26 Jul 2023
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mareeba Research Facility, 28 Peters Street, Mareeba QLD 4880
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Increase the yield of your horticultural crops by boosting number of native bee pollinators

Focussing on growers of Avocados, Mangoes, Lychee, Coffee, Davidson Plum and Blueberry.

Presented by Dr Tim Heard and colleagues, funded by AgriFutures, and supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Wednesday, 26 July, 9 am – 5pm

Note that another workshop is planned at South Johnstone on Fri 28 Jul 2023, 9 am – 5pm.

We will exchange information and discuss:

  • 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”.

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

or Donna Chambers

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