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European Honeybees – friend and foe

3 October 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

After a brief introduction to the life cycle of the European honeybee, beekeeper Rossi von der Borch from the Bee Society of South Australia will provide a glimpse into the collective decision-making processes that underpin every aspect of life in a honeybee colony and will consider a range of opinions on the place of the European honeybee in Australia.

Honeybees make a vital contribution to the pollination of many crops, but do they harm the native environment? In particular, do they out-compete native bees and other native pollinators for pollen and nectar resources?
These questions will be illustrated with local South Australian stories from recreational and commercial beekeepers, native bee researchers and conservationists.

Click here to learn about an excursion to The Bee Hub and the walking trails at Brownhill Creek in October


Unfortunately we will not be able to facilitate virtual attendance at this meeting.   

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. We would like to start on time, so if you are coming please arrive ten minutes earlier to find a place. Bring a plate to share and do not forget your cup.

Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required.


BCSA Public talks program from June 6th 2023

In the case of an advertised speaker not being available, we will seek a replacement speaker of similar interest.

The views of presenters are their personal views. The BCSA does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.


3 October 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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