Solitary bee talk - not to be missed
August 09, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Australian native bees of the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions
Sunday 18 August 2013 Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm Cost: $50.00 per person
Venue: Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve, Great Western Highway, Opposite the Tourist Information Centre, Glenbrook NSW
Enter "Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve" for directions on Google maps
The following topics will be covered:
The importance of bees in our environment: including honey bees, stingless bees, semi-social and solitary bees
How bees contribute to biodiversity in the ecosystem
The economic importance of bees in our world
The pollinator crisis worldwide
How bees improve crop production
Some anatomical adaptations that make bees the best pollinators in the world How to identify some of the native bees in your own garden
How to attract native bees into your garden How to conserve and provide habitat for native bees
View the inside of a stingless bee (Austroplebeia australis) nest
How to make native bee nests, from the basic to the beautiful Some invaluable online resources you can access to learn more about our bees
Bring a pen and paper if you want to take notes.
Each registered participant will receive a copy of "Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide" (a Pdf file on CD rom) and be put into the draw to win the lucky door prize – a hardwood solitary bee nest to take home, worth $60.
To register for the seminar, please email me at email@example.com using “REGISTRATION” as the subject heading. Please include the following details: Full name, contact phone number (in case of complications), number of participants. Once you have registered I will confirm your place by email, within 48 hours of receipt of registration. As places are limited, registration will not be complete until payment has been made.