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A free event for beekeepers and beekeepers-to-bee

Please Note: At this stage, we encourage members to find their own way to attend however please contact us if you wish to be put on a list should a charter bus be organised.

The day will be filled with numerous activities and presentations including a trade show, hive construction demonstrations, honey tastings and sales, food/coffee available all day.

The Program Schedule includes
9.00 Welcome and Introduction
9.15 Beekeeping around the world Bruce White OAM
9.45 Honey bee pollination Dr Doug Somerville
10.15 Beekeeping courses, Qualifications and Traineeships Elizabeth Frost
10.30 Morning tea – field demonstration of opening a beehive
11.30 Small Hive Beetle research Dr Diana Leemon
12.00 National Biosecurity Code and AFB Rod Burke NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer
12.30 Preparing hives and equipment for irradiation Jamie Crighton Steritech
12.50 Honey: extracting and harvesting Bill Winner
1.20 Lunch – field demonstrations of hiving a swarm, opening a native stingless beehive
3.00 Medicinal honey experiences Dr Lamorna Osborne
3.30 Leptospermum research update Simon Williams PhD candidate
4.00 Raffle draw and close Tocal Beekeepers’ Field Day 2017