Kent Beekeepers Association Orpington Branch

Lecture 14th March 2012 - A glimpse of Beekeeping in Australia - Nick Withers

Aussie beekeeping

The talk's about a visit Nick made to Australia in 2007 to take in the Apimondia Congress in Melbourne, followed by a tour visiting beekeepers in South Australia, Kangeroo Island, Western Australia and finally New South Wales.  Nearly all beekeeping in Australia is large scale and commercial and the country is so large that its impossible to see more than a small part of it in one go.

Each year the Australian honey bee industry produces about 30,000 tonnes of honey, with an estimated gross value of production around $50 million. Approximately 25 to 30 per cent of production is exported. Australia is currently the world’s tenth largest exporter of honey.

Venue: Atomwide Ltd. 3 Ravensquay Business Centre, Cray Avenue, Orpington, Kent. BR5 4BQ (Please note change of address from previous meetings you may have attended *Unit 3 - Not Unit 2*)

Time: Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start - Tea/Coffee and Biscuits provided

If you are from any other association apart from Orpington I would be grateful if you would email if you intend to attend!  We welcome guests but we need to keep track of numbers.