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Native Bee Keeping

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Native Bee Keeping

Time: May 2, 2015 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Northey Street City Farm
Street: Cnr Northey & Victoria Sts
City/Town: Windsor
Website or Map: http://www.nscf.org.au/sustai…
Phone: 3857 8775
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: NSCF
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2015

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Saturday 2nd May

9am – 4pm: Native Bee Keeping- with Tim Heard

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and a practical session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations 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 hive and observe the amazing structures within. We will divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation. We will also extract honey from a hive.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)

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