8.30am - 3.30pm, Sunday 9 October
Pittwater High School, Mona Vale
The 2016 ABA Beekeepers Field Day will be held on Sydney's Northern Beaches, and whether you are an experienced beekeeper or a complete novice, there's sure to be something to interest you.
As well as practical demonstrations of requeening and splitting hives, and building frames and boxes, we have three fantastic speakers covering a diverse range of subjects: the Flow hive, native bees, and biosecurity.
A fundraising sausage sizzle lunch will be offered by the students and staff of Pittwater High School.
Admission is free, and the public are welcome, so come along and meet the beekeepers!
Our Special Guest Speakers
Co-inventor of the Flow Hive
Stuart Anderson is one half of the father-and-son team behind the Flow Hive, the invention which has captured the imagination of thousands of people worldwide. The Flow Hive has probably started more conversations about beekeeping than anyone thought possible since its launch just over 18 months ago.
Dr Megan Halcroft
Australian native bee expert
Dr Megan Halcroft is one of only a few PhD specialists on Australian native bees, and combines extensive experience in this field with a deep passion for the beauty and diversity of solitary native bees.
NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer
As NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer, Hayley Pragert is part of a joint industry–government initiative to look after Australia's honey bees. Her responsibilities include raising awareness of honeybee pests and diseases, and demonstrating best practice beekeeping, as well as promoting the National Bee Biosecurity Code of Practice.