ON Friday, March 12 the CRC for Honey Bee Products is bringing beekeepers and researchers together in Yanchep to explore the role of science in beekeeping with members of the public invited as well.
CRC for Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) chief executive officer Liz Barbour said beekeepers and the public could attend for a day of learning and fun.
She said Western Australia was leading the honey bee research in Australia through the CRC for Honey Bee Products.
“Come and work hands-on with the researchers at the Y.hub in Yanchep to experience the science side of the honey bee,’’ she said.
“We have been working to bring the latest technologies to honey-bee husbandry – particularly, disease detection – hive monitoring and models to ensure our honey bees remain fit and fat in this changing environment.’’
Some of the topics will include why science is necessary, building the necessary tools, how to support the industry and understanding and planning your flora to keep your bees health.
There will be talks, demonstrations and activities designed to showcase research and its applications for beekeepers.
It is also an opportunity for the public to get to know the CRC for Honey Bee Products researchers and the beekeeping community.
The ticket price includes lunch and snacks, as well as an evening barbecue at the beach to finish off the event – the event starts at 9.30am finishing with the barbecue at the beach from to 5pm to 7pm.
It will be held at the CRCHBP laboratory (back of building) at the Y.hub, 128 Yanchep Beach Rd.