The Bribie Islander Magazine


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The Queensland Beekeepers are holding their annual State Field Day, at Bribie Island State Primary School, 31-63 First Avenue, Bribie Island, on Saturday 1 June 2019. Gates will be open from 9 am to 3 pm. Entry cost is $5 per adult, and children when accompanied by an adult, are free. The event is all about beekeeping. So if you have ever thought about owning a beehive, whether they are Honeybees or Australian Stingless Bees, this is the perfect opportunity to look at getting started.

There will be great deals on all sorts of equipment. Worthy of special mention, is that the co-inventor of the Flowhive, will be on site and talking about his invention that has taken the beekeeping world by storm. It is an Australian invention that is now sold in 130 countries. Its invention has attracted many new Beekeepers, especially women. To get the honey out, you simply turn the handle.

Also at the event, you will meet ‘Bob the Beeman’, who is a Stingless bee expert. He has designed special patented honey frames to put in stingless bee hives and a spinner to get the honey out. If your garden needs some pollination, or you just want to keep a small colony that will delight you and your children, these tiny bees are just perfect. There will be jewelry stalls, healing lotions and polishes made from natural beeswax. Specialised woodworking tool company, Carbatec, will be doing box making demonstrations and selling a range of tools and equipment.

Fresh honey will be on sale, direct from the Beekeepers. Your local community organisations will be there selling hot food and a dedicated coffee van will be brewing up great coffee. Tickets will be on sale for over 20 raffle prizes. There will be a separate special raffle of a Stingless Bee hive valued at $450. They, as well as a lucky gate prize (a wheelbarrow packed with goodies), will be all drawn in the afternoon.

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