2016 Media Releases

Talks@Willoughby presents Dr Tim Heard speaking about his book The Australian Native Bee Book

16 September 2016

12.30pm-1.30pm, Friday 14 October
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
FREE event

Discover how you can keep native bees, build a hive and extract your own sugarbag honey with Dr Tim Heard and his latest book, The Australian Native Bee Book: Keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey.

A richly illustrated guide to keeping stingless bee hives, The Australian Native Bee Book includes details on bee behaviour, propagating hives and using stingless bees for pollination. As part of this talk, Tim will also discuss the diversity and beauty of our Australian native bees, their role in the world and the risks they face.

Dr Tim Heard is an entomologist, ex-CSIRO research scientist, and long-term keeper and promoter of Australia’s native bees. In addition to conducting research and publishing scientific research papers, Tim has been keeping Australian native stingless bees for over 30 years and has developed new hive designs and techniques that allow better splitting and extraction of sugarbag and wax.

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the book available for sale on the day.

Bookings are essential, please visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Library/ 

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