Program details as supplied by South Australian Apiarist Association - Central Branch Secretary - November 2018

Invitation to all South Australian Beekeepers

SAAA members & Non members - please RSVP if attending to Katrina as below

SAAA Central Branch - Beekeepers Development Day

Sunday 25 November 2018
Strathalbyn Racing Club, 164 Dry Plains Road, Strathalbyn SA

09.00 am - Event registrations

09.30 am - Welcome and President’s address

09.45 am - Industry update
10.00 am - Beekeeping pollination cycle requirements
10.20 am - Presentation: Why do honey bees collect fungal spores?

Tea Break
10.40 am - Disease checks – Taking slides and samples
11.00 am - AFB Testing
11.15 am - Hygienic testing
11.30 am - BBQ Lunch Break
12.30 pm - Commercial beekeeper’s demonstrations
Tea Break
2:20 pm - Supplementary feeding
2.30 pm - Varroa mite checks (drones)
3.10 pm - Closing address and future events
Beekeepers networking drinks – until 4.00pm

Terms and conditions:

  • It is recognised that practices differ from one beekeeper to the next. All beekeeping practices are sound and

    being shared in the interests of promoting best beekeeping practices.

  • This event has been supported by the South Australian Apiarist Association to encourage participation and

    education for the benefit of the South Australian Beekeeping industry, and reserves the right to remove any

    disruptive persons from the event.

  • All participants are required to wear their own Personal Protective Equipment that must be clean and not

    pose a Biosecurity hazard, and all participants attend at their own risk.

  • Cost to SAAA Members: FREE including the BBQ lunch. Non-Members $30 pp. Please RSVP your

    attendance to 0417 330 866 or email for catering purposes.

South Australian Apiarist’s Association – Central Branch

President – Les Crane - - 0437 382 663

Vice President – Aidan Ferris - - 0404 008 258

Secretary – Katrina Hudson - - 0417 330 866

South Australian Apiarists Association website click here