ACT Beekeepers Annual Field Day 2018 – Program of speakers & events

Some of our members seeing a Warre Hive. Comb was melted after a hot summer.

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.

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