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Tocal Field Day

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The Tocal Beekeeping Field Day, hosted by the Hunter Valley Branch, is an informative and fun day of activities, presentations and the opportunity to meet with others with the same interests, ie, all things bees!

In previous years the venue, at the College has been the lecture auditorium, this year to accommodate growing numbers, the venue will be the Great Hall.

The field day commences in the Great Hall at 8.45 am.  The topics for the day will be delivered by experienced individuals in the beekeeping industry, and will include:

  • Native Bees
  • Leptospermum in the Hunter Valley
  • Climate Variability in Beekeeping
  • Vocational training of beekeepers
  • splitting a strong hive and strengthening a weak one
  • The Flow Hive
  • Biosecurity
  • the Four Pillars of Beekeeping
  • and time for Q&A.


A coffee cart will be on site during the day or BYO morning tea
A sausage sizzle will be organised by the Tocal Students for a nominal charge

The variety of this Field Day provides something of interest for all, ie, from those who are looking into starting beekeeping right through to our most experienced beekeepers

Earlier Event: 21 October
Central Coast meeting
Later Event: 10 November
Bega Valley meeting