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
LIVE BEE DEMONSTRATIONS
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
NEW! 4pm MEMBERS' FORUM
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