A free event for beekeepers and beekeepers-to-bee | Saturday 14th of October 2017

Reserve Your Seat Today

We are currently gathering names of those interested in going on a planned charter bus to this event. If we get enough people willing to go, we will charter a bus so we need to know if you are interested! Costs will be approximately $25 per head. If you’d like to reserve a spot on the bus please contact Penny on 0438 207 292 or email Penny from the button below.

Tocal Field Day Agenda

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 Ph.D. candidate
4.00 Raffle draw and close Tocal Beekeepers’ Field Day 2017