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Range Bees Botanical Information Field Workshop

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Range Bees Botanical Information Field Workshop

Time: September 8, 2012 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (Sunshine Coast hinterland)
City/Town: near Maleny
Phone: or phone : 5478 6706
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Range Bees
Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2012

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Event Description

8.30am - 3.30pm - Saturday, 8 September.

The September meeting will be a Botanical Information Field Workshop which is a practical site by site guide to understanding local vegetation and geology. 

This will be a most of day event and will start at 8.30am at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (MCSR) and finish around 3.30pm back at MCSR. 

The day will be led by one of our members Ashley Sewell who has an amazing knowledge of the local vegetation and regularly conducts these workshops.  A minimum of 10 participants is required and there is a limit of 20.  If there is more interest, another workshop will be organised.  Carpooling for this event is proposed. 

Places will be allocated on a first in, first allocation basis so before letting me know you want to participate, please check you are free on that day before you register. 

Maleny Real Food Festival is on that weekend but you can do this fantastic tour on Saturday and go to the Food Festival on Sunday. Please let me know by email if you want to register.

 Range Bees is a group of people concerned about the future of pollination of our food crops and the natural environment, with a focus on the nurturing and management of bees, embracing: honeybees, native social stingless bees and native solitary bees.

The concerns that impact on the bees include :

  • Loss of habitat
  • Natural and introduced pests and diseases
  • Chemical and industrial pollution of the environment.

For futher information: Email: or phone : 5478 6706

Range Bees Flier 9 June 2012.pdf

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Comment by Lissa on August 20, 2012 at 5:23

...too many interestsss ;)

Comment by Lissa on August 20, 2012 at 5:23

Does sound interesting.....not high on my priority list at the moment though. Many on BLF are interested in bees so I thought this one might be to their interest.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on August 19, 2012 at 16:46

Not that I wouldn't love to go! Sounds like a very tiring day for an old boiler but a great day for the younger in body.

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