Tocal Beekeepers Field Day

This event was recently livestreamed and included over 13 presenters covering everything from native bees, honey, pollination, bee science and more. Watch the recordings here on Youtube.


The 42nd Annual Tocal Beekeepers Field Day will be held on Saturday 16th October, 2021, streaming on the Tocal College YouTube page from 9am:

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Program 9am-4pm

  • 9:00 AM Welcome to country
    Cool burn/ local information
  • Welcome – Tocal Principal Julie White
  • AHBIC importance and impact – Trevor Weatherhead
  • NSW Apiarists Association: executive message – Steve Cunial
  • Honey qualities – Soumi Paul Mukopadhyay, NSW DPI
  • Bee disease diagnostics –  Khushbu Ghandi, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute NSW DPI
  • Plan Bee – Elizabeth Frost, NSW DPI
  • PNG, gender equity and products of the hive – Anneliese Austin, ACIAR/SCU
  • Australian native bees – Dr Tobias Smith, Bee Aware
  • Netting and pollination – Ashley Zamek, Horticulture Innovation Australia
  • Noon Q&A session
  • Planting guides and Pollinator friendly crops – Anna Carracan and Fiona Chambers, Wheen Bee Foundation
  • Thermal impact on beehives – Dan Cook, QUT
  • Prebiotic honey – Dr Nural Cokcetin, ithree institute UTS
  • 5 Pillars of beekeeping in PNG – Dr Cooper Schouten, ACIAR/SCU
  • Small hive beetle – Rod Bourke, NSW DPI
  • Journey to commercial beekeeping – Melanie Parker, Happy Honey
  • Final Q&A session

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