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Native Stingless Bees

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Native Stingless Bees

Time: February 18, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Northey St City Farm
Street: Corner of Northey St & Victoria St
City/Town: Windsor
Website or Map: http://www.nscf.org.au/sustai…
Phone: 3857 8775
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: NSCF
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2017

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Event Description

Saturday 18th of February December 2016
9am – 4pm: Native Stingless Bees – with Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and practical sessions to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting, bee foraging, 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. Practical demonstrations cover hive design, splitting hives to propagate new ones, extracting honey. If available, we also transfer a colony from a natural location into a hive. Please let Tim know if you think you have a suitable colony to use for this demonstration. It will be transferred by an experienced bee keeper and you get to take home the hive at the end.

Cost: $85/$65 Health Care Card Holder  + Booking Fee. For Bookings Click Here

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