Brisbane Ekka – Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August
This year’s Honey Court included new educational activities including honey extracting, frame making, candle making and power point presentations. There was also the ever popular live bee demonstrations, free honey tasting, the selling of honey and bee products and Honey Mead and a magnificent display of entries in the Apiculture Competition.
Hope you were able to visit, spend some time at the Honey Court, tasting, looking, chatting with a beekeeper and learning something new.
CONFERENCE GUEST SPEAKERS – Two International Speakers attended
1. Professor Stephen Martin, Chair in Animal Ecology at University in Salford, Manchester, England who spoke on:.
- The varroa-viral-honeybee associations and world wide death of honeybees
- Understanding the chemical recognition systems in honeybees and how pests circumvent them
2. Dr Mark Goodwin, Principal Honeybee Scientist at Plant and Food Research, New Zealand who spoke on:
- Protecting Australia from varroa
- Towards eradicating American Foulbrood Disease (AFB)
View the full Conference Agenda here
at the Peak Crossing State School, Peak Crossing
Further information on the Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers Association
Sunday 25th September at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds
For all Beekeepers from beginners to experienced. Event website
A day that celebrated Bees in the Community – Honey Bees, Native Bees and Native Solitary Bees Event Flyer (www.mrccc.org.au/valley-bees)
The “Ekka” 12 – 21August 2016. The Honey Court and Apiculture Competition
Qld Beekeepers Association & AHBIC Annual Conference in Townsville – 13 to 14 July 2016 and Profiles of Conference Guest Speakers
May was National Honey Month. Read about Queensland’s activities here.
Valley Bees Community Open Day
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2015 Honey Month – May 2015 Read more
2014 Honey Court at the Brisbane Ekka 8-16 August Read more
2014 Qld Beekeepers Association Annual Conference – Toowoomba 12-13 June Read more
2014 HONEY MONTH – May 2014 Read more
2014 RURAL DISCOVERY DAY 22 May Read More
2014 MOO BAA MUNCH 26-30 March Read More
2013 Honey Court at the Brisbane Ekka Read More
2013 Qld Beekeepers Association Annual Conference 13-14 June Read More
2013 RURAL DUSCOVERY DAY 22nd May Read more
2013 HONEY WEEK & MOO BAA MUNCH 8-12 May Read more
2012 Honey Court at the Brisbane Ekka Read More