Beekeeper's Development Day

SAAA Central Branch - Beekeepers Development Day

Sunday 25 November 2018

Strathalbyn Racing Club, 164 Dry Plains Road, Strathalbyn


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 Apiarists' 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

Event Details

Event Date 25-11-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 25-11-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-10-2018
Registered 48
Cut off date 24-11-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free for current financial SAAA Members, $30 for non-members
Location Strathalbyn Racing Club
Attachment Training day final - November 2018.pdf


9.00 am

Registration Opens

9.30 am

Welcome and President's address

Les Crane

9.45 am

Industry Update

Ben Hooper

10.00 am

Beekeeping pollination cycle requirements

Danny Le Feuvre

10.20 am

Presentation: Why do honey bees collect fungal spores?

Jo Parish

Tea Break

10.40 am

Disease checks – Taking slides and samples

Teagan Alexander

11.00 am

AFB Testing

Bill Brown

11.15 am

Hygenic Testing

Ross Zadow

11.30 am

BBQ Lunch Break

Please present ticket provided at entry

12.30 pm

Commercial beekeeper’s demonstrations

A number of hives from commercial beekeepers will be open for inspection, supervised by experienced commercial beekeepers. Personal Protective Equipment is highly recommended.

Tea Break

2.20 pm

Supplementary feeding

2.30 pm

Varroa mite checks – (drones)

Michael Steadman

3.10 pm

Closing address and future events

Followed by Beekeeper's networking drinks - until 4.00 pm


Danny Le Feuvre

Australian Bee Services - Managing Director

AHBIC Rep, SAAA Exec, SA Apiary Alliance Chairperson

Michael Steadman

Biosecurity Officer, PIRSA

Jo Parish

PhD Research Student

University of Adelaide (Waite)

Teagan Alexander

Biosecurity Officer, PIRSA

Ian Zadow

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council Executive

Ben Hooper

President, South Australian Apiarists' Association

Ross Zadow

Bill Brown

SAAA Executive

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