Native bees on show at the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens
BEEKEEPER Doug Irvine will host a free information session on native stingless bees at the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens next Wednesday, January 23, from 10am-11.30am.
The session is open to people of all ages and will take place on the grassed area adjacent to the Orchid House.
FCRC Horticulturist Darryl Coombes said Mr Irvine was well known across the Fraser Coast and his knowledge of bees was legendary.
"Doug was a commercial beekeeper in the late 60s and 70s but since he retired, he's been fascinated and focussed almost exclusively on the native stingless bees," Darryl said.
"He'll cover some of the unique traits of the native bees during his presentation, and also give a demonstration on how to separate a hive the correct way."
"The weather forecast is looking good and we'll also be offering free taste tests of sugar bag honey.
"I'm hoping people of all ages to come down and learn more about this fascinating little animal."
Entry is a gold coin donation and includes a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.
For more information, phone Darryl Coombes on 0448 001 759.