The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeping Society will be having their annual beekeeping field day on Sunday 27 October 2013.
LOCATION: Currumbin Community Special School at 5 Hammersford Dr, Currumbin Valley.
PROGRAM: The official opening will be at 09:00am
9:10am Keynote Speaker – Trevor Weatherhead, President Queensland Beekeepers Association
Topic: A Queensland round-up of current industry issues relevant to both amateur and commercial beekeepers
10:15am Dave Elsen – Commercial Beekeeper
Dave will discuss Beekeeping in the Channel Country, (supported by video footage).
11:00am Peter Warhurst – Commercial Beekeeper and retired Field Officer in Charge, DPI Gatton
“Peters experiences as a Field Officer.”
11:30am Allan Teske – Serious Honeybee Hobbyist and author of “From the Classroom – the finer points” series
Allan will discuss “Flora for Beekeeping in South East Queensland
For those interested in keeping bees or just starting out:
10:15 Kate Miller – GCABS Home Beekeeper
Kate will provide a practical introduction to beekeeping for the beginner.
Anyone interested in keeping Native Bees
11:00 Peter Davenport – The Native Bee Man
Peter will discuss the secrets of keeping native bees and will give a practical demonstration of splitting a hive
11:30 Matthew Brain – Native Horticulturalist
Matthew runs Blue sky Native Nursery and will discuss bee attracting native plants endemic to the Gold Coast hinterland
If you wish to purchase beekeeping/candle making supplies QUALITY BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES and C.B. PALMER will be there on the day with all their wares.
The field day is open to everyone so come and enjoy