Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? In this workshop, entomologists and professional educator, Dr Tim Heard will teach you the basics on how to become a stingless beekeeper. He will entertain and educate you at the same time. This workshop alternates between slide presentations and a practical session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The stunning slide presentation will cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, Stingless bee honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. In the practical sessions, we will open hives and observe the amazing structures within. We will learn how to move a colony from a log into a hive. We will divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation. We may even extract honey from a hive.
For more information, including booking details, please click on this link: https://yandinacommunitygardens.com.au/saturday-24-august-2019-12-4-pm-native-stingless-bees-including-splitting-a-hive/