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Meet Tim Heard

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Meet Tim Heard

Time: April 10, 2016 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Mt Coot-tha Library
Website or Map: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.a…
Event Type: bcc, library
Organized By: Susan
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2016

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Join author and entomologist, Tim Heard as he discusses his book The Australian Native Bee Book: Keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey.

Tim has been keeping stingless bees for over 30 years. He transferred his first hive from a cut down tree into a wooden box in 1985. He has since kept over 300 hives and continues to develop new hive designs and techniques. Tim will be speaking about his experience in writing, keeping the native tetragonula carbonaria bee species and his career as an entomologist.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 10, 2016 at 10:22

Reckon that the talk will be full of enthusiasts; doubt the interest has waned in the intervening times. A report is eagerly awaited! ;-)

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 10, 2016 at 5:30

Thanks for the info Elaine. Graham & I are going to try our best at gate crashing the talk today as we didn't have time to get an RSVP in.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 9, 2016 at 21:37

My introduction to Native stingless bees was via Tim Heard at Brisbane Forest Park. Our little bees were almost unheard of in those days (about 30 years ago) and Tim was one of the very few researchers on the topic.

Since then as we know, our little bees both black stingless and the more colourful solitary bees, have become well known.

Tim's book which I borrowed from the Library is a tome with a detailed wealth of info on everything you might want to know about the bees. It is very detailed with excellent photos.

For the beginner, John Klumpp's book would be more useful with down to earth information without the exquisite detail.

Comment by Susan on April 9, 2016 at 18:30

I dont really know.  I've been to some library events before and they've been fairly packed but they let me slip in without a reservation.  He is doing quite a few talks so you might be lucky  

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 9, 2016 at 17:13

Susan, silly question but, what do you think our chances of getting in without a booking would be.

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