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Native beekeeping – half-day workshop

Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination?

In this workshop, entomologist and professional educator Dr Tobias Smith will provide an overview on how to become a stingless beekeeper.

This workshop is a more condensed version of the one-day workshop. It includes a slide presentation and a practical session.

You’ll learn about bee nesting and foraging biology, the diversity of wild bees and modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, and using stingless bees for pollinating gardens and farms.

In the practical sessions, we’ll open hives and observe the amazing structures inside. We’ll divide a hive into two halves, showing the process of colony propagation.

Light refreshments provided.

About the facilitator:
Dr Tobias Smith is a native bee researcher and educator. His research interests include understanding bee communities in agricultural landscapes, and the use of native bees and other alternative pollinators in crop pollination. Tobias is the founder and director of Bee Aware Brisbane, an organisation promoting awareness of native bees and their conservation in southeast Queensland.

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When
Friday 20 October 2017 from 9am to 12pm

Morning tea provided

Where
St Helens Community Centre
184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Cost
Adult: $10.00
Concession: $5.00
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