Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop
Attend this workshop to learn all about native bees, the solitary and social ones and how to propagate them. The 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 session, 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.
Presenter is Dr Tim Heard, an entomologist, long term stingless bee keeper, promoter of native bees, president of the Australian Native Bee Association and author of The Australian Native Bee Book, which he will have available for sale, $35.
If you have a hive that you would like to divide, you can bring to the workshop. But please contact Tim@sugarbag.net to arrange it.
Price for members of the Australian Native Bee Association. $10, non-members $50. Join here, https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us.
In the final 30 minutes, we will have a discussion about forming a local branch of the ANBA.
Enquiries to Monica Rich, firstname.lastname@example.org