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Meet Tim Heard

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Meet Tim Heard

Time: April 7, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Coopers Plains Library
Website or Map: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.a…
Event Type: bcc, library
Organized By: Susan
Latest Activity: Apr 7, 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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