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2018 ACT Beekeepers Field Day

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

ACT and Region Beekeepers Field Day Program

10 am – 3 pm
Saturday 17 March 2018
Jerrabomberra Wetlands Centre
2 Dairy Road FYSHWICK

Come along to our major field day event for 2018.  The day includes demonstrations of beekeeping (both native and honeybees) as well as honey sales and beekeeping gear vendors.  We will even have locally produced honey mead to drink (to release your inner viking)!

10:00 Official Opening and Hive Competition Award – Slovenian Ambassador, Her Excellency Helena Drnovšek Zorko
10:30  Langstroth Honey Extraction Demonstration with Andrew Dell & Heavy Lifter Team
10:30 Presentation by Dr Saul Cunningham
11:15  Australian Honeybee – Disease Inspection Workshop with Victor Croker or David Leemhuis
11:45  Kenyan Top Bar & Warré Honey Extraction Demonstration with Cormac Farrell & Greg Bates
12:00  Native Bee Hotel Demonstration with Dr Peter Abbott
12.15 Biosecurity Sentinel Hive ‘Sugar Shake’ Demonstration with Christine Joannides & Hive Buddies Team
12:30  Flow Hive Extraction Demonstration with Frank Derwent
13:00  Two Queen Hive Demonstration with Dr Ian Wallis & Alan Wade
14:00  Honey Packing Demonstration with Mellisa McCloskey, Jill Robilliard & Laura Naffa
15:00 The Weird & Wonderful World of Commercial Urban Beekeeping with Doug Purdie

A limited number of bee suits will be available on the day.  If possible please bring your own, and wear long pants & closed shoes.

The Beekeepers Association of the ACT is are hosting an exciting and fun-filled field day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands training apiary and would like Canberra to come along and help celebrate. This is our major field day for the year, and is free to everyone.  Last year we had over 500 people attending

There will be:
• A huge variety of stalls and activities for the whole family including ‘hands on’ demonstrations of beehive management, as well as specialist suppliers of beekeeping equipment.

• Demonstrations of honey harvesting techniques, and a chance to try some of the regions unique honey varieties.

• A selection of food and drink from around Canberra, showcasing the growing local food movement

• Bee-friendly plants for sale to turn your garden into its own pollinator paradise.

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Details

Date:
March 17
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au

Organiser

Diana Rahman
Email:
diana007@westnet.com.au