Australian Native Bee Workshop
with Dr Tim Heard or Dr Tobias Smith (tbc)
We are pleased to host Dr Tim Heard (or native bee researcher Dr Tobias Smith, tbc), author of The Australian Native Bee Book, presenting another of his long-running native bee workshops. The workshop will be an interactive microcosm of his book, starting with the general biology of bees and finishing with practical details on keeping native stingless bees. The social stingless bees will be the focus of the workshop; they are becoming increasingly popular as pets, for small-scale home honey production and for the pollination of crops.
Slide presentations will include the life history of bees, social behaviour, keeping stingless bees, managing hives and much more.
Practical sessions will cover hive design, demonstration of a colony division and a demonstration of honey extraction from a honey hive.
When: Saturday 9th September
Time: 9.30 - 3.30
Cost: Barung Members $25
Morning tea and Lunch included
NB: Copies of Tim's book will be available at the workshop at the heavily discounted price of $20
Registration is required prior to the event
You can Register here or online at, barunglandcare.org.au, or by phoning the office on 5494 3151