Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2015

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Thomas
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Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2015

Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:27 pm

Meetings of the Beekeepers Association of the ACT will be held on the third Thursday of the month (except December) at 7.30 pm

Yarralumla Primary School Hall
24 Loftus Street, YARRALUMLA
ACT 2600.

Visitors are most welcome.


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Re: Club Meetings

Post by Jonj » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:28 pm

July Meeting - 16th July 2015

We plan to have a film night instead of the normal meeting

We will be showing

"Queen of the Savannah".

BBC Natural World ‘Queen of the Savannah’ – ‘The queen African honeybee rules
the savannah - even elephants panic at the buzzing of her hive. This recreates the
life of the queen and her colony as they fight to survive. Ground-breaking close-up
photography shows a bee-eye view of their world, from the queen murdering her
sisters to fighting off giant invaders and eventually migrating across the savanna to
the great Mount Kenya.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2496540/

and

"The Passionate Apprentices"

–‘Yves Ginat began beekeeping
as a teenager, growing up in central France, in the
medieval capital, Bourges. Yves extended his education
into organic farming before moving into commercial
beekeeping in 1998 during which he arrived in Tasmania
and it was November 2005 that the Miellerie business
began.
“Yves the Beekeeper prepares fine honeys using traditional
methods he learnt in his French homeland. Now, here in
Tasmania, Yves has found the source of the finest honey he’s ever tasted – a white
honey collected from late-blooming heather in the highlands. He plans to build
new hives and take his bees up for the winter flowering. Yves’ apprentice is his
nine year old daughter Marlin. Through her eyes, the complex mysteries of
beekeeping – from dipping hives to culling spare Queens - are explored. Father
and daughter are joined in their passion for bees by Marlin’s school teacher,
Damon. The three work together, blending and savouring the taste of the rare
‘snow honey’.”

http://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/80 ... tices.html

Thomas
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August 2015

Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:49 am

Thursday August 20th - 7:30pm

Our meeting will commence with "Beeginners Corner".

Then Dick Johnston will give some advice on preparing for Spring for those with bees and those hoping to start beekeeping this year

Thomas
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September 2015

Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:51 am

Thursday September 17th - 7:30pm

Our meeting will commence with "Beeginners Corner".

Then Mitch, Dermot & Sarah will give a talk on swarm collecting and offer some helpful hints

Thomas
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October 2015

Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:52 am

Thursday October 15th - 7:30pm

Our meeting will commence with "Beeginners Corner".

Theme for the Oct Meeting is: "Bio-security and genetics, two of the four pillars of beekeeping according to Dr Doug Sommerville. How this can help us as backyard beekeepers better understand our bees, and so better manage our bees this bee season (for the benefit of our neighbours as well).

The guest speaker for this month will be Sam Malfroy from Plant Health Australia who will talk about Biosecurity. This should be very interesting since Plant Health Australia and Sam specifically have a key role in National Honeybee Bio-security.

As if Sam wasn't enough, we will also have Des Cannon present his overview of queen breeding.

This should be a great night with lots of useful, practical information.

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November 2015

Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:56 am

Thursday November 19th - 7:30pm

Our meeting will commence with "Beeginners Corner".

Then our own member, Cormac Farrell, will give a talk on Nectar and Pollen Resources from the Canberra Urban Forest.

Thomas
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December 2015

Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:58 am

Thursday December 17th - 6 PM

Xmas celebration

Annual Xmas get together: Members, families and friends are welcome. BYO BBQ or picnic and maybe a chair.

Address: Jerrabomberra Wetlands Apiary

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