It’s the Gold Coast Annual Beekeepers Open Day on 10 March and you’re invited!
Enjoy demonstrations of beekeeping with both native and honeybees, as well as specialist beekeeping equipment and honey stalls, and workshops for the beginner to the advanced beekeeper, see the program below.
At 9.05am Flow’s Research Manager Dr. Emily Grace will be giving a presentation about the use of Flow Hive in different settings, from Australia, to Canada and Japan.
Be sure to come and say hi at the Flow stall - this year staffed by Flow Beekeeper & Demonstrator Darryl Ryan, who can talk to you about his Flow Hive journey and experiences.
We’ll have the Flow Hive 2 on display and we look forward to showing you all the features, and having a good chat about your beekeeping adventures, or questions if you are new or curious about bees.
So come and visit – you could win a Flow Organic Cotton Beekeeping Suit with goatskin gloves and hive tool!
Field Day Program
9am Welcome Kathy Knox, President, GCABS
9:05 Dr Emily Grace, Flow Hive Research Manager, Flow Hive in different settings
9.30 Kevin Tracey, Apiculture training and development
9.30 STAFF ROOM Beginning in bees, Paul Fullwood
10am Dean Haley, Introduction to stingless bees
10.30 Morning Tea and Trade Show Displays
11am Max Dillon, Moondawerra inc native bee project
11am STAFF ROOM Bee Venom innovators, James Watts
11.30 Kemp Killerby, Biodiversity 4 Pollinators
12 - 1pm Lunch and Trade Show Displays
1pm Richard Sims, Where is the honey coming from?
1pm STAFF ROOM Beehive demonstrations, Patrician Swift
1.30pm Prizes and presentations
Contact the event organisers directly for more information, visit this page.
PS: Did you know you can view the event on our Events page? Check out our other upcoming events while you are there.
Emily Grace, Flow’s Research Manager
Emily Grace is the Research Manager at Beeinventive, the company behind the Flow Hive.
She also holds a Conjoint Research Fellowship in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at The University of Newcastle.
Emily has had a diverse research career spanning the fields of natural products drug discovery, agricultural science and environmental toxicology.
She is an amateur beekeeper who started keeping bees in her Newcastle backyard in 2010. In her current role, she is involved in research collaborations with universities and beekeepers around the world, with a focus on the operation of the Flow Hive in different settings as well as research for new product development.
Emily will discuss commercial trials with the Flow Hive, current research into honey flavour and the adaptation of the Flow system for different bee varieties.