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November 10 is a SUNDAY. Of course it is!  

So...we hope to see you on SUNDAY.
Reserve the date. Book your tickets. Save up your spending money. (And don't forget your membership card to qualify for special vendor discounts.)
Hello Tim,

We certainly don't want you to miss this! 

ABA 2019 Field Day – SUNDAY November 10
Talks.  Demonstrations. Trade show with ABA member discounts
From 8am at
Illawarra Beekeepers' apiary, clubhouse
and the nearby sporting complex

FREE PARKING is available at the sporting complex, entry via Waratah Park, Old Princes Highway, Sutherland 

TRADE SHOW runs from 8am to 4pm at 98 Eton Street, Sutherland. (Bring your green ABA membership card for Field Day Specials)

TALKS from 9am at the Basketball Stadium, Corner Eton Street and Forest Road 
9.00am Phones, cameras and bees  Illawarra Beekeepers’ Emmanuel Farrugia will give tips to beginners wanting to capture images of their bees
9.35am  High-tech tools in beekeeping Michael Syme, vice president of North Shore Beekeepers, discusses infrared cameras as a management tool
10.05am BroodMinder Michael continues with a talk on using scales under hives to predict what’s happening inside 
10.30am Break Morning tea available
10.45am  Honey remedies and herbal infusions  Penny Downy, president of Illawarra Beekeepers, explains ways of adding value to honey (Tastings at clubhouse)
11.15am   First aid for bee stings  Arthur Garske, St John’s Ambulance, and ABA Public Officer outlines vital know-hows for beekeepers
11.35am  How to hold a frame correctly to identify brood diseases  Miskell Hampton, Trainer, Certificate III in Beekeeping, explains
11.50am   School-based training Melissa Wortman, Executive Officer, NSW Industry Training Advisory Body, on studying beekeeping for the HSC
12.10 Lunch Drinks and sausage sizzle at Illawarra Beekeepers clubhouse, 98 Eton St

Illawarra Beekeepers' apiary, 98 Eton Street 
1.30pm   Catching a swarm  Bruce White AO, ABA Biosecurity Officer
1.45pm   Opening a hive correctly  Ian Phillips , Illawarra Beekeepers 
2pm  Native bee hive management  Tim Heard, Sugarbag Bees, Queensland
3pm  The Beehive as a factory: Pollen production Len Verrenkamp; Dividing established hives  LV; Comb honey production Bruce White; Preparing a pollination hive BW; Queens: all aspects BW    

Illawarra Beekeepers' clubhouse.  
ABA executive will be on hand to hear what you have to say and to answer questions about the ABA. Here's your opportunity to have input into the organisation as we prepare for an even bigger year in 2020! 

Vendors are offering special discounts to ABA members for equipment purchased on the day. Show your ABA membership card to claim the offers. 
Vendors include: Pender Beekeeping Supplies, Bee Gear, Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies, iWoohoo, The Honey Bear, and Nuplas

Entry is free. 
But please tell us if you are coming so we can plan catering 


Bring your green ABA membership card to get discounts at trade show stalls

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