Visit the hives at the garden of the Embassy of Italy in Canberra, meet the scientists and enjoy some honey-based nibbles. Learn from Cormac FARREL, Canberra based beekeeper and environmental scientist,
the Species of bees in the Canberra region,
What makes a managed bee colony different from a wild one,
What is happening over winter in the hives,
How a Flow Hive works and what makes it different from a standard hive.
Join us at a seminar with our experts from Italy.
Dr Filomena NAZZARO Research Director at the Institute of Food Science, (Italian National Council of Research) will discuss the Biochemical and biological properties of the monofloral honey in Italy.
Dr Antonio NANETTI Research Scientist, CREA - AA (Italy) will address the Effects of Climate change on the honey bees.
Dr Daniela SCACCABAROZZI Pollination biologist Curtin University, Bentley, (WA) will surprise us by talking about "Floral appeal": the ingenious strategies of plants to attract bees and other original pollinators. A game of visual, olfactory, electrical, tactile signals, beyond the perception of human senses. A fascinating journey into the world of orchids.