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Wild Things: Native Bee practical workshop with Dr Tim Heard

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Kingsgrove and Bexley North Community Centre

54 Shaw St

Bexley North

Sydney, NSW 2207

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Wild Things: Native Bee practical workshop with Dr Tim Heard
Where: Kingsgrove and Bexley North Community Centre, 54 Shaw St Bardwell Valley.

When: Saturday 11, November, 10:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: Free, this workshop is not suitable for children under 10 years

Tim iHeard s an entomologist, ex-CSIRO research scientist and long term stingless bee keeper and promoter of native bees. He transferred his first hive from a cut down tree to a wooden box in 1985. Tim now keeps more than 300 hives of three differnet native bee species, as well as running a business selling and propagating native bee hives and has recently written a book on native stingless bees.,

This workshop will include a presentation and a practical session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience of native stingless bees. Tim's 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, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more.

In the practical session of this workshop, we will open a hive and observe the amazing structures within. We will divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation.

For more information about native bees and Tim, visit Tim's website Sugarbag Bees.

Wild Things has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

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