Free virtual event!

The 42nd Annual Tocal Beekeepers' Field Day was held on Saturday 16th October, 2021, streaming at and on our YouTube page from 9am. You can view the full sessions in this YouTube playlist or choose from the program below.

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Meanwhile, save the date for our next event! Saturday 15 October 2022 at Tocal College.

Program 9am-4.30pm

Time (approximate)TopicSpeaker
9:00Acknowledgement of Country
Welcome from Tocal College
Bianca Giggins, Kelly Lees,
Julie White, Tocal College
9:05AHBIC importance and impactTrevor Weatherhead, AHBIC
9:15Executive messageSteve Cunial, NSW Apiarists Association
9:20The sensory world of honeyDr Soumi Paul Mukopadhyay, NSW DPI
9:50Bee disease diagnostics
Bee disease research
Belinda O'Rourke, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute NSW DPI
Khushbu Ghandhi, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute NSW DPI
10:30Plan BeeElizabeth Frost, NSW DPI
11:00PNG, gender equity and products of the hiveAnneliese Austin, ACIAR/SCU
11:30Thermal impact on beehivesDan Cook, QUT
11:50Protected crop netting and pollinationAshley Zamek, Horticulture Innovation Australia
Dan Cook, Trevor Weatherhead, Steve Cunial, Belinda O’Rourke, Khushbu Gandhi, Anneliese Austin, and Soumi Paul Mukopadhyay
1:00Powerful PollinatorsDr Anna Carracan, Wheen Bee Foundation
1:45Australian native beesDr Tobias Smith, Bee Aware
2:10Prebiotic honeyDr Nural Cokcetin, ithree institute UTS
2:355 Pillars of beekeeping in PNGDr Cooper Schouten, ACIAR/SCU
3:00Small Hive BeetleRod Bourke, NSW DPI
3:10Journey to commercial beekeepingMel Parker, Happy Honey
3:30Bee Friendly FarmingFiona Chambers, Wheen Bee Foundation
4:00Q&ADr Anna Carracan, Dr Tobias Smith, Dr Nural Cokcetin, Dr Cooper Schouten, Rod Bourke, Mel Parker, Fiona Chambers, (Elizabeth Fros

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